Welcome to Making IT Personal: Joining the DOTs
Are you a keen user of technology and the internet?
Do you want to share your knowledge with others?
Become a Digital Outreach Trainer!
Share your knowledge of new technologies with friends, neighbours and relatives. Help people when and where suits you. Join an online community, learn new skills and get a qualification.
Boost your CV and job prospects by helping family, friends, neighbours or work colleagues improve their IT skills…whenever and wherever suits you.
- Young DOT Sam Blake was successful in getting a job at Game, one of the UK’s leading digital games retailers. He’s now moved on to a new job at clothes shop Brother 2 Brother in Meadowhall.
“I’m convinced though that the Dot scheme helped me get this job”
- The Sheffield College is using student DOTs to mentor fellow students as well as staff using digital technology
- Sheffield Adult Education’s Community Learning Trust is using some of its Learning Champions as DOTs, helping colleagues and students to get more out of digital technology and online learning
- Wakas Hussain used his experience as a DOT to strengthen his application to Leeds Met University, where he is now studying for a Creative Media Industries BSc
- Yvonne Gavin used the DOT scheme to help refugees stay connected, find work and even find missing family members during her work with the Metropolitan Support Trust.
- The Sheffield College is continuing with the Game2Engage project, using volunteer mainstream students on iMedia courses to introduce digital games to students with special needs.