Digital Skills Training to Boost Job Prospects

James Brokenshire has praised local IT training in helping to transform people’s opportunities to find work and get on.  During a visit to Exchange Group’s training centre at Welling Library, James heard how job-seekers’ prospects of securing work were being strengthened through digital skills courses on using computers and the internet.

Exchange Group has linked up with JobCentrePlus to provide IT training for people seeking work.  Regular training sessions on digital skills are being run from Welling and Bexleyheath Central Libraries. Exchange Group also works with a broad range of other providers such as the Local Authority, National Carers Service, Skills Funding Agency and the private sector.

Commenting James Brokenshire said:

“The ability to be able to use a computer and harness web based systems has become an important skill for virtually every job.  That’s why it is so important to have training available for people who may not have access to a computer, haven’t had to use email or IT programmes in their previous work or are looking to keep up to date with the latest word processing software. 

“It’s also important to ensure people are able to get the most from Government services which are increasingly moving online. 

“It was great to see how these essential skills for the digital economy are being delivered locally and to hear how this training is helping people get back into work.”

For further information on the training sessions available at Welling Library you can call 0208 304 3963 or visit Exchange Group’s website at