ERIC Number: ED443644
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Skills.net: Community Internet Access and Training in Victoria, Australia.
Skills.net is a 3-year program providing free or affordable Internet access and training to local Victorian (Australia) communities. It is especially aimed at those who would normally miss out on such access, such as the unemployed, women, people with disabilities, people from non-English speaking backgrounds, Aboriginals, and communities in remote and rural Victoria. Skills.net has been very successful, with 105 projects committed to ensuring the program philosophy survives in the future. A Skills.net association is proposed to enable the program to continue after current government funding runs out. The association will be a hybrid between a community/industry association and an organization selling technical services. Its objectives and activities would include networking between projects and other associations, marketing and promoting the Skills.net brand, developing the Skills.net movement, providing collective representation, developing and delivering training services, advising on grant applications, brokering sponsorship, promoting local programs, representing to the government, and promoting national and international linkages. Financing will include subscriptions and sponsorships, fee-for-service activities, government seed funding for 3 years, E-commerce, training delivery, and grants. (TD)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Adult Education, Community Education, Community Information Services, Computer Literacy, Disadvantaged, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Internet, Program Proposals, Rural Areas, Training
Full text at Web site: http://www.skills.net.au/association/cds_full_paper.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia