Apart from training, we offer various other services within the Centre:
- Applying for a job and don't have a CV or maybe it needs updating?
- Need to make an online benefits application?
- No job? Need help registering with Universal Jobs Match or online Job Searches?
- Not ventured into the world of email yet and need to upload your CV for job applications?
Just drop into the Centre and we'll get you sorted!
- Proof reading service - have your work checked for spelling and grammar
- Need passport or driving licence photographs? We're cheaper than the booths
- Have your certificates/important documents laminated to protect them
- Have your photographs scanned, enhanced, restored and enlarged
The I.T. Centre has specialist I.T. equipment in order to assist our disabled learners. We have a SMART board installed that allows those learners with impaired motor functions, interact with not only others, but the tutor as well. This equipment also allows those with a visual impairment to see images more clearly as they can be magnified to a much larger extent than on a normal monitor. We also provide a large QWERTY keyboard for those who have a visual impairment, a rollerball which assists learners who have difficult controlling a mouse, and SuperNova software which has a speech recognition package installed to enable learners to direct their PC's using voice control rather than the keyboard itself. All of these items allow us to offer a wide range of learning to the whole community, ensuring that we reach those learners who otherwise would not be able to have the opportunity to learn and some of the organisations that have used these specialist tools are Mencap Haswell, and the Stroke Association.
Membership of the Centre and use of the computers and Internet is free but charges are incurred for the following:-
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Shotton I.T. Centre is always looking at ways to respond to the changing needs of its users. We aim to keep up-to-date with the latest technology and government initiatives to guarantee that we are at the forefront of our service delivery.