HIE is working in partnership with Citizens Online (a UK wide Digital Inclusion Charity) to deliver the Get IT Together programme in the Highlands and Islands. The programme aims to help local people (and communities) access the Internet, learn new skills, gain confidence and realise the many benefits of being online.
HIE's partnership will ensure that the project covers some of the region's most fragile areas. It is currently active in areas including:
The Citizens Online website has a host of resources that you may find useful whether you are helping others to get online or you need a little more support yourself. Find out more.
Work with us
HIE are looking to extend the reach of digital inclusion through the IT engagement programme by working with local partners - if you are interested in working with us please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Caithness Everybody Online case study
The Citizens Online model has already brought about excellent results in the Caithness area. In 2008, supported by HIE and BT, the Everybody Online Caithness project recruited a Project Officer working with BT staff and volunteers to deliver digital events across the area.
Event topics included internet basics, how to use email, how to use Microsoft office packages and Wii Fit classes, and were delivered to a range of local community groups including those involved in youth development, adult education, young mums and the job club.
Broadband uptake in the area increased as a result of the project through 50 direct and 330 indirect participants.
Go ON Digital
HIE are partners of the UK Go ON Digital campaign. Go ON's vision is to make the UK the most digitally capable nation in the world.