Unusual.  What is this rolling stock currently installed in Grasse?

Unusual. What is this rolling stock currently installed in Grasse?

Like no other, this truck offers group or personalized workshops where you can learn about digital tools. (©Huawei)

You probably knew about Foodtrucks, now comes the “DigiTruck”! For two days, a mobile truck is installed on the Cours Honore-Cresp square in Grasse (Alpes-Maritimes). The concept? Allow everyone to train free, release to digital.

And the initiative begins with a simple observation, stressed since Covid-19 : “We are facing more and more dematerialization, especially with online public services or banking sites, everything is done remotely. Many of them did not have access to digital or only very late”. Marjorie Szybowski is one of three trainers on this truck like no other.

Various topics

He continues the modules until November 5, 2022 various topics : discover the basics of a computer or smartphone, be able to manage administrative procedures, use Doctolib, use social networks or even manage your image on the Internet.

At the head of both associations Close The Gap ” and ” WeTechCare“, the project is complete funded by Huawei. It was launched last year with the first dates in the Paris region.

“The goal is to get people to reconnect with or understand the tools. This applies to everyone, not just older people as we tend to believe. For example, we offer a data security module to inform about antivirus with VPN and regular password change.”

Marjorie SzybowskiDigiTruck trainer

Sensitize the “other public”

But we also do group lessons here personalized support (by arrangement) for all levels. Three themed workshops are offered each day. Each module lasts from 1:30 to 3 hours. Some even fulfill very specific needs: formatting a resume or searching for a job on the Internet.

Therefore, students are not always just seniors. “We’re trying to find another audience to raise awareness, it can interest all types of age groups,” says the coach. DigiTruck will fit up to 20 people. And it is also environmentally friendly because it is powered only by solar energy.

The program varies from day to day.
The program varies from day to day. (©Screenshot / Flyer)

“I like the educational aspect”

For Marjorie Szybowski, a trained lawyer and gifted in IT, this is an opportunity to pass on her knowledge: “I like the educational side, giving advice, being closer to people. Everything I know, I can teach others”.

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Free sessions are usually scheduled between noon and two and at the end of the day. “In Grasse, the truck is very well received by the residents, it works,” the coach rejoices. About forty people has already been created since installation.

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