Get Online Week 19-25 October 2020

Get Online Week is taking place from 19th October to 25th October 2020. The aim of Get Online Week is to encourage West Lothian residents to improve their digital skills in both the workplace and at home through participating in a range of virtual sessions.

Find out what virtual sessions that are available: 

Monday 19 October
TimeSessionHow to register
2pm - 3pm

Your Digital Library

Find out what library services are available digitally and how your local library services have changed. Look at how to use e-books and e-magazines, as well as the new click and collect services.

Open to: All

Contact: Helene Rennie - Customer & Community Service

Register your place on Your digital library
Tuesday 20 October
10am -12.30pm

Facebook for Business

Discover the opportunities that Facebook might open up and the things to consider when deciding the best platform for your business.

Open to: New or existing businesses

Contact:  Marc Davey - Business Gateway

Register your place on Facebook for business
2pm -3pm

Introduction to Customer Service

Improve your communication skills and learn how to meet and exceed customer needs - a must in any employment.

Open to:  Customers

Contact:   Access2Employment - access2employment@westlothian.gov.uk or 0800 032 9768

Register your place please email access2employment@westlothian.gov.uk
Wednesday 21 October
10.30am

Twitter for Job Searching

Join your local job centre for this online session to learn how to make the most of Twitter when looking for work.

Open to:  All

Contact:  Your Work Coach - Job Centre Plus 

Contact your local work coach to book

11am - 11.45am

Refer Your Clients to Adult Learning

This session will provide information on the services provided by Adult Learning and what we can do to support your clients with their learning needs and improve their opportunities.

Open to:  Local charities, agencies and council teams

Contact:  Laura Wilson - Adult Learning - laura.wilson2@westlothian.gov.uk

Email Laura.wilson2@westlothian.gov.uk for Zoom log in details
Thursday 22 October

9.30am - 12pm

Meet a Business Adviser

This session is aimed at new and pre-start businesses and will aim to answer any questions you have about your new venture. Individual 1-1 slots available.

Open to:  New or pre-start businesses

Contact:  Marc Davey - Business Gateway

Register your place on Meet the Adviser

11am - 12pm

Techniques for a Successful Interview

Join this session to learn interview tips to improve performance and create a positive first impression.

Open to:  All

Contact:  Yvonne Shaw - Access2employment -  access2employment@westlothian.gov.uk or 0800 032 9768

Register your place please email access2employment@westlothian.gov.uk

7.30pm - 8.30pm

Museum Online Talk - A Woman's Work is Never Done

As part of "Get Online Week" museums are hosting our first Facebook online talk. The talk will provide a historic glimpse into women's domestic life in West Lothian and beyond. Places are limited; book your spot today.

Open to:  All Customers

Contact:  Emma Peattie - Customer & Community Services 

Register your place for Museum online talks
Friday 23 October

10am - 10.45am

Fun Family Learning

This session will give you lots of ideas and provide access to a wide range of resources to help you to play and learn with your children at home.

Open to:  All

Contact:  Anton Whittingham - Adult Learning - Anton.whittingham@westlothian.gov.uk

Register your place please email Anton.whittingham@westlothian.gov.uk

11am - 11.45am

Study with Adult Learning

Join the Adult Learning tutors in this friendly and informal session to find out more about how they can support you to improve you reading, writing, or digital skills. The team also provide lip reading classes and English classes for speakers of other languages.

Open to:  All

Contact:  Adult Learning - adultlearning@westlothian.gov.uk

Register your place please email adultlearning@westlothian.gov.uk

For any further information please email adultlearning@westlothian.gov.uk