In 2013, Hutt City offered Stepping UP at five of its community libraries. Honey Robinson is one of the tutors. She shared this story about one of her students.
“An elderly man came into my Email Set-up class; he had just been made redundant and needed to sign up with WINZ until he could get another job. WINZ informed him that he needed to email them his CV. He asked them politely how it was he done that and if they could show him. They told him no and he got escorted out by the security guard.
Within one class I was able to show him how to create his own email addy, attach his c.v and send it in to WINZ and perspective employers. He cried at the end and said simply “was that it?” and I replied “yes” no further words needed. His anguish turned to incredulity and then amazement at his OWN accomplishment.
I can help you through the front door but you have to look around yourself and yes there are those that want you to carry them not only through the door but into the house itself, lol.”