From left, Danine Staines and Laura Wilson from Seetec with successful participants Phillip Starr, Richard Davies, Matthew Stevenson, Samuel Vincent, Bruce Peacock, Donna Hewitt, Andrew Sowerby, Darren Booth and Barbara Smail.

Twelve adult learners have successfully completed a course designed to help them find work.

The group took part in a two-week Digital Skills Academy in King’s Lynn, which was run by employment skills firm Seetec.

To mark the fourth national Employability Day, the group were presented with their certificates for functional ICT skills, social media for job prospecting, E-safety and personal wellbeing.

 Former fork-lift driver and dustman Andrew Sowerby, who lives in Lynn, said the course had helped him to gain confidence. 

He said: “The course is really good. I’ve used a computer before for gaming but I’ve learned a lot about the business side, such as using graphics.

 “I never knew all the things I could do on the computer. The trainer takes the time to help each single person.”  

Seetec tutor Sarah Checketts said the learners were all aged from 40 and lacked previous experience of using computers.  

 Speaking about the course, she said: “They have learned new skills and improved their knowledge to give them the confidence and skills to use ICT safely in their daily lives and to help them with the job search process.”