Broadband Technology Opportunities Grant

Need

More than 60 percent of workers in the U.S. use the Internet as part of their job.

Services

Volunteers tutor adults one-to-one using online courses on basic computer skills, using the Internet and online career planning. Tutoring is located at WorkForce centers and community organizations in the Twin Cities and in the Mankato and New Ulm areas. This project is in partnership with a 5-state grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Outcomes

  • Over 100 learners have gained digital literacy skills.
  • Tutors have provided more than 800 hours of individualized instruction.
  • Tutoring is now available in the evenings to better meet the needs of learners.

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