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Minister Goes Online in Bexley

28 May 2003

The E-Commerce Minister Stephen Timms today visited Erith Library in Bexley to see how young people on the Price's Trust Volunteer Programme are using the internet to improve their future job prospects.

Participants of the 12-week development course - aimed at local, unemployed 16-25 year olds - are using ICT facilities at the library, which is one of the Government's network of UK Online centres.

The Minister said: "
By offering young people the opportunity to access the internet for free the UK online Get Started campaign is helping them to broaden their horizons.

"Our partnership with The Prince’s Trust affords more young people, in Erith and across the country, the opportunity to learn new skills which will help them move forward into further education, training or employment.”

Rob Whitmore, Regional Director for The Prince’s Trust in London, commented: “This is a fantastic opportunity for the young people to help them develop IT skills and find out what the internet can offer them.  At The Trust we know that everyone has the potential to succeed and we aim to offer opportunities to make this happen.  Thanks to UK online, we are helping more young people turn their lives around.”

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