About Stepping UP

Stepping UP is free community-based digital literacy programme that helps adults build their digital skills in small easy steps.

The programme is for anyone wanting basic computer knowledge who wishes to develop skills relevant to their work and life.

The curriculum consists of 34 ‘digital steps’ each taking approximately two hours to complete.  Our delivery partners offer the digital steps they believe are of most interest to their community, then advertise and host the training sessions.

Anyone can register for the digital steps that best meet their individual needs and may join as many classes as they like, subject only to space availability.

Stepping UP is a partnership of organisations:

    • 20/20 Trust – providing guidance, resources and programme management
    • Public Libraries of New Zealand  – working with 20/20 in supporting digital literacy initiatives in public libraries
    • Community trusts and schools – organising courses and providing venues, equipment and trainers.

Stepping UP in Libraries

Blenheim Mums on Stepping UP

 

We partner with public libraries to create free digital training opportunities for anyone in the community.  Stepping UP now runs in over 90 public libraries, community centres and schools.  Participants are asked to complete a short online survey at the end of each module.

 

The next step for Computers in Homes graduates

All Computers in Homes graduates are given the opportunity to take Stepping UP, and many choose to do so.  It’s a great way to build further competency with computer and internet applications.

Helping New Zealanders gain online skills since 2009

Stepping UP was launched in 2009 with support from Microsoft’s Unlimited Potential programme. Initially concentrating on Computers in Homes graduates, it is now available to all New Zealanders.  Over 8,500 people have participated in the programme and successfully completed digital steps.

Dora LaunchDORA the mobile classroom

The 20/20 Trust launched DORA, the mobile digital learning centre, in Christchurch on 18 October 2012. We greatly appreciated the support from InternetNZ and our other partners Meridian, Microsoft and Farmside, who together made DORA possible. DORA has a busy life travelling the streets of Christchurch and the South Island offering digital literacy training and attending local events.

DORA is currently being refurbished, and we hope to make her available in selected areas of the North Island too.

Award-winning programme

Winner, ANZIA Internet Access & Digital Skills Award, Canberra 2012

DORA Award 201220/20 won this Australia and New Zealand Internet Award (ANZIA) for the DORA digital bus, our mobile classroom built for Computers in Homes and Stepping UP training in Christchurch.

The judges said DORA and the work of the 20/20 Trust stood so far ahead of other entrants that they did not award a ‘highly commended’ in this category.

Read the press release or visit the ANZIA 2012 Winners page here.

Human Rights Commission 2010 – Superior Award for Computers in Homes and Stepping Up

te rangi tahi - together we grow - NZ Diversity Action ProgrammeThe Trust also participated in 2014, 2013, 2012  and 2011.