Google.org, Google’s philanthropic arm, is partnering with Goodwill Industries International (Goodwill) to grow the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator program, which provides digital skills. Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota (GESMN) will be integrating this in our curricula, which will help all participants to meet a range of needs from basic keyboarding to advanced computer programming, no matter what service they are receiving. The program will expand to 126 locations nationwide, including Minnesota, and is part of the Grow with Google initiative to provide digital skills to open doors for job seekers.
What is digital literacy?
Why is digital literacy important?
GESMN has been focused on digital literacy for years, and with this two-year grant from Google and a continued partnership with Minnesota Literary Council, even more people will be given the opportunity to learn these new skills and advance their careers.
Check out this video and hear firsthand from Chelsea who has benefitted from the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator why digital literacy was crucial in her development.
Know anyone interested? Learn more about our programs at www.goodwilleasterseals.org/services.