The State Workforce Development Board has awarded more than $225,000 in grants to state organizations to develop programs to improve digital literacy. PAFCAF member, Epworth Children’s Home received the grant aimed at addressing a digital skills gap.
A recent study by the Pew Research Center found that approximately one in 10 adults said they would have difficulty finding jobs and services online, contacting potential employers via email, filling out an online application and creating a resume on a computer.
Epworth will use a $100,000 grant to provide digital skills development for foster youth. IT-oLogy will develop digital competency workshops for high school and older students, as well as a program of certification courses to prepare select students for the job market. Epworth will also crate a formal career services program.
“These grants will help develop programs to improve the computer literacy skills for those in need so they can participate in today’s changing workplace,” Cheryl Stanton, executive director of the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, said.
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