Basildon Council's Digital Strategy outlines the plans to deliver digital transformation within the borough.
As part of the Council's drive to promote opportunities for all our customers to acquire new digital skills, we want to promote the Government's new online learning platform called The Skills Toolkit. The new platform provides access to free courses relating to learning new digital skills, as well as courses on basic maths. These courses cater for all different levels of skill as there are courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels of learning.
For more information on the Government's campaign click here.
The courses available to everyone via the toolkit are FREE online training opportunities that will allow you to learn at your own pace. Courses start with helping you access online services and extend to courses on learning how to write code to create your own computer programs.
To continue on from our previous update and the training provided by Essex Police in partnership with Basildon Council which related to staying safe online, we would like to highlight one specific course accessed via The Skills Toolkit titled an Introduction to Cyber Security: Stay Safe Online.
The aim of the strategy is to deliver digital transformation and a change in culture, creating capability and capacity within the Council. This strategy is not just about computers, it is about the people who live and work in the borough.
The strategy will be Simpler, Smarter and Safer.
Simple to use, Smarter and more intuitive systems that provide greater access for our customers. Services will be hosted on a more secure network which ensures your personal data is safe, providing greater security against cyber crime.
We want to thank everybody that was able to attend the 'Stay Safe Online' training event which took place on 12th September 2019 at Basildon Council and delivered in partnership with Essex Police.
Some key learning to share with everyone from the session that relates to both your home and work life...
Thank you again to Essex Police for delivering the training.