Getting online

More than 58,000 people have gone online for the first time in Liverpool over the last 18 months.

It follows the success of the Go ON its Liverpool campaign, which has been showing people the benefits of logging on to the internet.

Digital champions were recruited to run training sessions for people and make them computer literate.

Councillor Nick Small, Liverpool’s Cabinet member for employment, enterprise and skills, said: “Go On it’s Liverpool was hugely successful in getting people online and I am delighted with its success.

“Being computer and internet literate gives people a huge advantage when competing for jobs and is vitally important.

“Using the web is crucial to so many things in modern life and is only going to become more important in the future.”

During the campaign, scores of events were held in libraries, community centres and other venues across the city to raise awareness and show the benefits of using the internet.

Employers were also encouraged to get computer literate staff to take part – and the initiative was backed by Unionlearn, the TUC scheme which encourages members to improve their skills.

Watch this video of how it was achieved:

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