Stepping UP is free community-based computer & internet training that helps adults build their digital skills in small easy steps.

The Stepping UP programme is for anyone with basic computer knowledge wishing to develop skills relevant to their work and life. You choose the modules (called digital steps) you want to learn. Stepping UP is also an ideal follow up to 2020 Trust’s Computers in Homes training.

How it works

You choose from 13 training venues: public libraries, community training centres or our Christchurch mobile classroom named ‘Dora’.  Each self-paced module takes 2 to 2.5 hours to complete, with your tutor there to help as needed. A wide range of digital steps is available; you choose the modules best suited to your needs and interests. All courses are free.

About Stepping UP

Microsoft Unlimited Potential logoThe 2020 Communications Trust (a registered charity) started Stepping UP in 2009 with support from Microsoft’s Unlimited Potential programme, and today offers it to all Computers in Homes graduates and their whānau. During 2013 they completed a total of 2671 digital steps in 17 regions.

In 2012, the 2020 Trust partnered with public libraries to offer introductory Stepping UP classes to all local residents. Trialled first in Hutt City, in 2013 we took Library Digital Steps to Palmerston North and Whangarei, and in 2014 extended further in the Wellington Region, Kaitaia, Wanganui and Blenheim. We are exploring extending it still further.