PENSIONS Minister Steve Webb dropped into Worksop Library to see people take their first steps in gaining computer confidence as part of the BBC’s First Click campaign.
The initiative, run in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), aims to help over 55s to take their first steps in connecting to the World Wide Web.
One participant, Ivan Wilson, of Worksop, said he and wife Lydia had enrolled on the course to help them get to grips with their new home laptop.
Said Ivan: “At first I thought it was just £400 of a white elephant. It didn’t come with any basic user instructions and all seemed a bit intimidating.”
“The course has been just what I need to get me started. I found it enlightening to discover everything available to me online and will definitely benefit from having access to a variety of services at the click of a button.”
Mr Webb was delighted to see participants gaining new skills and said: “In this technological age, we must do all we can to ensure everyone can take advantage of the opportunities that the internet has to offer, so no one misses out on important services.”