Three has launched its digital skills programme, Discovery, in Scotland, starting with Glasgow and Edinburgh, in order to “empower people to explore mobile technology and learn new digital skills.” The launch follows successful rollouts around other parts of the UK including Maidenhead, Swansea, and Islington.
Discussing the launch, Paula Cave, Director of retail at Three, said:
“The move into Scotland is the next piece of the puzzle, meaning Discovery now spans the whole of the UK so we can provide digital skills to more people than ever before. We are delighted to be supporting Scotland’s Digital participation Charter, as a reaffirmation of our commitment to reducing digital exclusion. We look forward to supporting community groups and individuals in the Glasgow and Edinburgh areas to crease a digitally smarter Scotland.”
With Discovery, Three shows people of all ages and skill levels how to do an entire range of things on a computer including things such as setting up a Facebook page, a new email address, or even a LinkedIn profile. There's also more business-oriented sessions with a focus on informing people about how they could leverage technology to assist their business. According to Three, with their one-to-one session in stores, they can teach people more or less anything they need to know based on their needs.
Three has held more than 250 sessions this year across the UK reaching over 4,000 people, with the company claiming to have helped 10,000 people to date. It’s possible to book a session through firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting a store which offers the sessions.
Source: Three UK