Digital Skills Clinics
Hive provide a two-hour, free drop-in clinic in the Hive Studio – on a Thursday every week. We provide free IT advice and guidance on a range of technical and digital issues – whether it’s IT beginners having issues with email, Skype, online purchasing, virus issues, internet security, mobile phone / laptop / general device issues, wifi connectivity problems, or whether they are amateurs with a keen interest in developing their digital skills in areas like digital photography, Photoshop, web design, graphic design etc. Hive aim to increase the level of digital inclusion in the community we service and encourage anyone with an interest in creative digital technology to come along and participate in one of our free programmes / sessions.
Hive are also keen to support local indigenous businesses with their digital workflow, design/marketing requirements or online systems. We are particularly keen to support new businesses, encourage social enterprise and entrepreneurship within the community areas.
Our weekly digital skills clinics are facilitated on a drop in, non-appointment basis. We advertise the clinics locally in the mall, online and throughout the community and participants can drop in with their issues or requests bringing in their own devices if necessary.
Clinics are taken in the Hive Studio, on the first floor of the Ráth Mór Centre – every Thursday 1pm–3pm. Clinics are for adults only due to safeguarding restrictions. Optional clinics or specific training sessions can be arranged with groups or younger people (under third party supervision) by arrangement. Contact us for more information.
Our facilitators are IT experts and digital professionals with a broad range of industry skills and are able to deal with a disparate variety of topics at the time or who can seek solutions later on and update the customer at a later clinic.
The over-arching aim of the clinics are to provide a way of publicising and promoting other courses, workshops and services that the Hive has to offer to the community users – as well as providing a useful free entry-level community digital skills training service.