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The most popular courses of Benidorm TIC, the free training program in new technologies, are those on the use of smartphones and those on basic internet

Nearly 900 students participate in Benidorm ICT courses for free

11 October 2023
Cerca de 900 alumnos participan en los cursos gratuitos de Benidorm TIC

Benidorm ICT digital literacy program, an action of the Sustainable and Integrative Urban Development Strategy (EDUSI) of Benidorm, has already exceeded 850 students enrolled in its courses. Since it started last year, this educational initiative has held 84 courses in which nearly 900 people have participated.

“In its first year in operation, nearly 900 people have been able to train in new technologies completely free of charge thanks to the Benidorm ICT program,” explained the mayor of Benidorm Toni Pérez. “These high participation figures support our commitment to quality training as a tool to avoid the digital divide among the most vulnerable population.”

Benidorm TIC offers a varied range of training in new technologies: it includes courses of up to 40 hours on topics such as the use of smart mobile phones, basic computing notions, or procedures in electronic administration. The majority of students come from groups with difficulties accessing these digital tools, such as retirees, people with disabilities, or students at risk of exclusion, who thanks to Benidorm ICT have been able to learn.

“With an offer of more than 100 courses, Benidorm TIC is one of the most ambitious media literacy programs in the Valencian Community,” added Mayor Toni Pérez. “With this initiative, co-financed with European ERDF funds, we are promoting faster and safer relationships with the administration, banks, and entities that we use every day in the most vulnerable groups of our city.”

Framed within the Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Development Strategy of Benidorm, Benidorm TIC seeks to “improve the use and quality of information and communication technologies”, promoting “social inclusion and the fight against poverty.” The educational initiative has an investment of 139,939 euros, financed 50% between the Benidorm City Council and the European FEDER funds.

ABOUT THE EDUSI OF BENIDORM:

The Pluriregional Operational Program of Spain 2014-2020, and the Operational Program for Sustainable Growth (POCS) promote the DUSI strategy, of Sustainable and Integrated Urban Development, which Benidorm, as established in the Resolution of May 4, 2018, published in The Official State Gazette (BOE) of the Order of the Third Call HFP/888/2017, has managed to opt for and obtain FEDER aid financing of 10 Million Euros, through its EDUSI BENIDORM strategy.

The EDUSI BENIDORM is made up of a series of thematic, specific, strategic, and operational objectives, encompassed through 13 Lines of Action, whose social, environmental, economic, and urban impact on the city aims to transform a delimited urban area of ​​the city into the to intervene and regenerate comprehensively, to produce a global impact and improvement in the city.