Digital Divides & Inclusion
Skills Building for Basic and Advanced Technologies (Meaningful Access)
Hellerstein & Associates
Judith Hellerstein, Hellerstein & Associates, Private Sector, WEOG
Jane Coffin, WEOG
Soledad Luca de Tena, Africa
How do we develop and scale equitable pathways to jobs in infrastructure, technology, and cyber. New legislation in the US has mobilized a need for a more skilled workforce to improve Internet infrastructure, workforce development programs, and local capacity-building initiatives for socio-economic development.
My Lighting Talk will explore ways and means that communities are trying to create a more skilled workforce:1) Training Programs, that include hands-on assistance, 2) Mentorship, 3) Apprenticeship, 4) Dissemination of information across communities, and 5) Networking opportunities.