Modules completed have grown from 950 in 2013 to 2,197 in 2015 and over 2,300 in 7 months of 2016.

Strong demand for Stepping UP

The last year has shown a strong increase in demand for Stepping UP’s short digital literacy modules, and a high level of satisfaction with them. Our MoU with Public Libraries NZ has seen a very positive response from libraries through New Zealand; some libraries are now developing and  sharing their own modules. ... Read more

Blenheim celebrates their Adult Learners and Librarians

Marlborough District Libraries, in conjunction with REAP Marlborough, recognised the hard work and determination of some of their Stepping UP learners in early September, 2016. The event marked Adult Learners Week (a UNESCO initiative and supported by the Tertiary Education Commission and Adult Community Education), with a certificate ceremony attended by Blenheim Mayor, Alistair Sowman, who presented the awards ... Read more

Computer classes designed just for you!…

The number of libraries that are offering the Stepping UP programme throughout New Zealand is increasing each month, and in turn the number of people who are learning new digital skills is also on the rise. Perhaps you’re someone who is wary of computers but know you need some basic skills to get by?  Maybe you haven’t ... Read more

Kapiti Coast District Libraries ‘UP’ with the programme…

In 2014 Kapiti Coast District Libraries (KCDL) established a Digital Services Team.  One of their goals was to establish a Learning Centre at Paraparaumu Library to help increase digital literacy in their community.  Achieving this goal by 2015, KCDL then approached the Stepping UP programme following positive discussions with existing Stepping UP partner Hutt City Libraries. KCDL Digital ... Read more

Waipawa Library hits the headlines

The dedicated team at Waipawa Library hit the local spotlight in December 2015 via the Central Hawkes Bay Mail.  Library Manager, Sue Fargher, and her team Louise Horrocks and Ana Deckard continue to show their initiative around Stepping UP, not only by media promotion but by offering extra modules that pertain the needs of their ... Read more

Map of NZ showing Stepping UP locations

2015 Stepping UP programme sees substantial growth

Stepping UP has seen many more libraries and community training centres (CTCs) come on board in 2015.  Venues in Kaitaia, Kerikeri, Rotorua, Waipawa, Masterton, Foxton, Palmerston North, Buller and elsewhere embraced the purpose of Stepping UP – to provide our communities with freedom of choice in what, where and when they learn computer skills. ... Read more

Rotorua roll out a resounding success.

A new library to host the Stepping UP programme, Rotorua District Library has found the process easy and fit-for-purpose.  Learning Facilitator, Anne Riddle, has been thrilled with the feedback to date. “Our customers are loving these classes and regularly compare them with classes that they have taken elsewhere.  They make comments like “these classes are so ... Read more

Stepping UP Blenheim Mums and Dads will soon graduate Computers in Homes and move on to Stepping UP (if their tutor is up for it!)

Stepping UP coming soon to the Kaipara District

The Kaipara District community will soon have the opportunity to attend the free Stepping UP computer skills training programme.  Consultation between the Kaipara District Library, Te Roroa Learning Assistance and 2020 Trust should see this programme become available by July 2015. Sessions are held over a 10 week period, with a range of subjects from ... Read more

Hutt City Stepping UP classes filling fast

Stepping UP classes at Hutt City Libraries, starting in February 2015 are filling fast, with some already fully booked.  Check out available classes and enrol here or sign up at one of the community libraries – Naenae, Stokes Valley, Wainuiomata, Taita or the central city War Memorial Library. ... Read more