Monday, 14 October 2013 is provided by Tinder Foundation to give new internet users and tutors in computer centres a range of easy courses and useful resources.

Online Basics

Welcome to Online Basics! This short package of courses will help you get to grips with using computers and the internet. It covers:
  • How to use a keyboard and mouse
  • How to search and explore the internet
  • How to keep in touch with email
  • How to stay safe online
  • The basics of using online public services

Online Plus

Welcome to Online Plus! This package of courses has been designed to ensure you’re confident with everything you might need to do on the internet. The Online Plus package of courses covers:
  • How to complete online forms
  • How to find and apply for jobs online
  • Shopping online
  • Using Facebook and socialising online
  • Understanding public services online
  • Making the most of your money, and budgeting
  • Online banking
  • Staying safe online

Friday, 22 March 2013

RMT ULR wins Scottish Union Learning Award

Paul being presented with his award
 by Diane Rawlinson, Principal,
Inverness College  

RMT Union Learning Rep (ULR) Paul Shaw was rewarded this week by Scottish Union Learning for his achievements as a learner at an awards dinner in Inverness to celebrate ten years of union led lifelong learning in the Highlands and Islands.  
Glasgow Shipping Branch member Paul Shaw was keen to progress from his role as a catering rating in the retail department on board CalMac ferries. Paul attended the 2009 Highlands and Islands ULR conference where he discussed his options with one of the University of the Highlands & Islands staff at the conference. This led to a two year post graduate distance learning course in Leadership & Management.

Paul (centre) with Dan Henderson, RMT Lifelong
 Learning Project Worker (left) and Brian Reynolds,
RMT Co-ordinator at CalMac

Throughout the duration of the course Paul worked two weeks on-two weeks off, mainly on the ships serving Arran and Islay.  Paul’s studies were supported by an RMT Learning bursary, which provided up to £250 annually towards the cost of his course. 
On completion of the course, Paul successfully applied for promotion to a management position in the retail operations department with CalMac, and is now the assistant to the onboard services manager on one of the newest and largest ships in the CalMac fleet.
Paul is in no doubt that without the opportunity and support given to him by trade union lifelong learning and the funding from the RMT bursary he would never have had the opportunity to progress to the position he is in now.

Monday, 7 January 2013

World Book Night 2013

World Book Night is a celebration of reading and books which sees tens of thousands of passionate volunteers gift specially chosen and printed WBN books in their communities and workplaces to share their love of reading.
Each year we recruit 20,000 volunteers to hand out 20 copies of their favourite book from our list to members of their community or workplace who don’t regularly read.  World Book Night is about giving books and encouraging reading in those who don’t regularly do so. 
To register to be a giver follow the link below and apply today, the closing date for applications is 23rd January.