Ken Livingstone MP will launch Hoxton Bibliotech's New Media Learning Centre on Tuesday, November 9.
Hoxton Bibliotech, located at 245 Old Street, EC1, is a specialist e-commerce and Web solutions company, dedicated to helping Londoners use the World Wide Web. It consists of an Internet Cafe, a learning centre, print bureau, Web and new media training suites, seminar rooms and rentable office space.
The new centre aims to provide a training and information resource that Londoners can use to acquire the knowledge and skills to profit from opportunities in e-commerce and web design.
Mr Livingstone is expected to announce his commitment to a wired London, with Internet access for all. Livingstone is also expected to discuss the potential that exists for new, technology-led ways of tackling poverty in London.
Neil Barklem, co-founder of Hoxton Bibliotech says: "We offer a flexible and empowering package of technical advice and training expertise. We give our clients the power to keep pace with change themselves, rather than depending on expensive experts."
The new centre is funded by both the public and private sectors, sponsors include Hackney Council, the European Regional Development Fund, English Partnerships, East London Partnership, The City Fringe Partnership Social Regeneration Budget (SRB) and Haggerston City Challenge SRB.