OFA Webinar: TANF and Technology: Preparing Workers for Long-Term Success
The Office of Family Assistance hosted a webinar on April 28, 2021 to review the role technological literacy plays in ensuring workforce success. In this discussion, speakers defined technological literacy and discussed how it promotes equity by equipping jobseekers across generations with the skills they need to succeed at work. Presentations explored the importance of prioritizing access, digital literacy, and digital inclusion for TANF populations, and speakers discussed the ways in which these areas overlap with technological literacy. Participants heard from organizations that provide computer and technological literacy training to TANF populations as well as learned of efforts to increase broadband access and strategies for integrating technological literacy into employment services and job training activities.
Speakers included Melissa Stallings, Byte Back; Scott Steiner, the U.S. Department of Agriculture; Charlene Miles and Samantha Hansen, Cook Inlet Tribal Council; and Pamela Loprest, the Urban Institute. Bridget Brown from ICF facilitated the webinar.
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