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Sero Consulting (www.sero.co.uk)
Sheffield Technology Park, Cooper Buildings,
What we do as an organization (100-word description)
Making IT Personal – Joining the DOTs (MITP:JtD) is a scheme funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the UK government and led by Barnsley MBC with partners across South Yorkshire. It aims to help local people use technology (such as mobile phones, cameras and computers) to make life a little bit easier. It recruits volunteers called DOTs (Digital Outreach Trainers) who spread their technology knowhow and share their skills with others who want to learn.
My function in the organization
What ICT or e-Skill training programs does your organization offer?
We rely on informal learning to transfer ICT skills. Instead, our training focuses on mentoring skills, aiming to ensure that the trainee learns the e-skills they want or need, rather than those deemed necessary by the trainer.
What other training services does your organization provides?
Progression from level 2 and 3 skills in mentoring to a level 4 Foundation degree in e-Communications.
Other services and activities:
Working with voluntary organisations, especially those linked to excluded groups who can benefit from gaining IT skills or from giving help with IT. Many excluded young people have benefited from becoming DOTs because it has helped them get jobs and progress in education.