BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE

 

 

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An 8-week course that includes Career Development seminars/workshops incorporated in the program to prepare students for employment.

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ILLINOIS VIOLENCE PREVENTION AUTHORITY

To reduce and/or eliminate the effects of violence on children

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Training Connecting Developing Illinois Workforce

Expanding economic opportunity... through partnerships that leverage technology

 

bridging digital divide

Today's workplace increasingly relies on technology.  From computers that help mechanics diagnose car troubles, to computer-assisted laboratories, radio and television broadcasting, and machine-shop engineering, computer literacy has become a prerequisite for employment and career development in most fields.  

Individuals lacking computer skills and regular access to computer and telecommunications technologies face surmounting obstacles to participate in the technology-based economy.  Not only does this growing "digital divide" threaten to place low-income citizen even further behind in competition for jobs, but also jeopardizes our economy.

The State of Illinois has developed the Digital Divide Grant Program targeting individuals lacking computer skills and regular access to computer and telecommunications technologies.    The Program's goal is to increase access to computers, telecommunications technologies, and related training for people living in low-income communities.  Through this program, the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity has made it possible to plan, establish, administer, and expand computer access and educational services to individuals that, otherwise, would not have these critical opportunities.

Phalanx's goal is to bridge the digital divide by providing access to the underserved in our community. Everyone, regardless of where you live, will have access to technology to improve your skills and keep competitive.

 
 
 

"It is dangerously destabilizing to have half the world on the cutting edge of technology while the other half struggles on the bare edge of survival."  Bill Clinton

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What's Involved

Bridging Digital Divide Graduation Success
  • Computer access doing office hours
  • Once a month training
  • Basic computer training (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Boot Camp includes:
    • In-class and Lab time
    • Projects
    • Comprehension Quizzes (Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday

 

 
 
 

"We are changing the world with technology."  Bill Gates

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Who's Eligible

Bridging digital divide
  • Public welcome
  • Ages 14 and up
 
 
 

"I do not fear computers, I fear the lack of them.Isaac Asimov

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