Being a Digital Mentor is about inspiring people to try using digital technology and supporting them as they build their confidence and skills when using digital technology.
There are still many people that need help to learn essential digital skills. Men’s Sheds of WA has partnered with Linkwest, the Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association, and the Country Women’s Association of WA to access the Federal Government supported Good Things Foundations’ Be Connected program to support Australians across the country embrace digital technology.
Digital Mentors support people to build their confidence and skills to use digital technology.
Being a Digital Mentor is about inspiring people to try using digital technology and supporting them through their first steps using computers, mobile devices and the internet.
Digital Mentors have the skills to use online resources to find out how to do something, after all Digital Mentors are there to help and encourage people to learn, but not do everything for them. A Digital Mentor needs to be patient, enthusiastic, adaptable and have good listening skills with a basic understanding of the internet and how to use a range of devices to improve life.
Individual Men’s Sheds with digital mentors can apply for funding of $2,500+ through the BeConnected program to help people in their Men’s Shed (and wider community) develop their digital skills.
Digital Mentors need to undergo training. The training is a full day which is run on different dates either online or in person at various regional and metropolitan locations.