Gwangju Metropolitan City will conduct a free Citizens’ IT Education Program during the first half of 2019 for women and the elderly in order to improve their ability to utilize information and to help them adapt into a smart society.
The program, consisting of five courses, will run from February 7 to June 24, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Gwangju City Hall’s Information Training Center. The program will cover (a) catching up with smartphone world, (b) photography and photo editing with smartphones, (c) photo design using the Pixlr application, (d) making UCC videos using Power Director, (e) making a one-person media challenge with YouTube. This program will consist of five practical courses, as mentioned above, to improve one’s ability in using information that can be helpful in one’s daily life. Applications by interested persons can be submitted through the Gwangju City homepage every third Wednesday of the month from 9 a.m. There will only be 50 seats per course, available on a first-come basis.
This program has been operating since 2004 and is conducted annually. To date, a total of 136 courses have been offered to a total of 7,269 participants. Recruitment is usually closed once the initial notice is made, proving that this program is very popular among Gwangju citizens. A city official has said that the city will do its best to improve the education program for its citizens by reflecting their opinions through a satisfaction survey.
(Administrative Information Office Phone: 062-613-2610)