Cairns Businesses invited to get ‘up to speed’!
With rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) in the Cairns region to commence within 12 months, Cairns Regional Council is proud to support a new program helping businesses get “up to speed” with high-speed broadband.
The Get Up To Speed program is funded by Skills Queensland’s Strategic Investment Fund and presented by BroadbandToday.com.au, which comprises 120 councils across Australia and New Zealand. It will be delivered for Government by the Queensland-based company The Creative Collective.
“The program aims to make businesses aware of the opportunities the roll out of the National Broadband Network (NBN) presents and will help to develop the relevant skills and knowledge to utilise current and emerging digital technologies,” Council’s Economic Development and Innovation Manager Fiona Wilson said.
“There are still many businesses that do not have a web presence or effective website.
“This program is about looking at the opportunities that an effective online presence can create and how to further develop that presence.”
Cairns is one of seven key areas throughout Queensland have been selected to receive the program, which will feature an information and registration evening, weekly webinars (web-based seminars), weekly eLessons, a private Facebook group, a dedicated online resource portal and access to mentors in each of the regions.
Businesses throughout Cairns and the Tropical North Queensland region are encouraged to register for the program.
Course content will be provided over a 12-week period but participants will be able to access the program resources for up to 12 months.
There is a cost for accessing the full program, but rebates are available for eligible participants. For more information see www.getuptospeed.com.au or facebook.com/getuptospeedprogram or attend the no-obligation information evening in the Cairns Regional Council Civic Reception Rooms (Spence Street administration building) on Thursday, April 12, from 5.30pm to 8pm. Please register your attendance at www.getuptospeed.com.au
In a separate program, Social Media training funded by the Department of Employment Economic Development and Innovation is available to businesses in the Tropical North Queensland region at workshop sessions to be held later this month. For further information contact www.business.qld.gov.au