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Digital Equity @ Work

The pandemic accelerated 10 years of planned technological change in workplaces in less than a year. Because we don’t have a national policy strategy to help workers build digital skills throughout their careers, these shifts threaten to deepen racial inequality and slow economic recovery.

America needs a national policy strategy for digital equity at work. A strategy that guarantees foundational digital skills for all, lifelong upskilling for current workers, and rapid re-skilling for those who’ve lost their job.

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The “digital divide” is about access to devices and the internet – but it’s also about access to skills

Access to foundational and occupational-specific skills as well as reskilling is necessary to close the digital divide and achieve digital equity at work.

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Implementing the New Digital Equity Act: What state and local skills advocates need to know.

As skills advocates gear up for the release of $2.75 billion in Digital Equity Act funding, National Skills Coalition is releasing a new fact sheet. Implementing the New Digital Equity Act: What Workforce and Education Advocates Need to Know provides an overview of key information related to the legislation, which passed Congress last November as part of the broader

The fact sheet is designed for advocates in workforce boards and American Job Centers, community colleges, nonprofit community-based organizations, labor-management partnerships, adult education providers, and immigrant-serving organizations who are curious about how this new funding can support workers.

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Creating New Opportunities Through Policy Innovation and Digital Skills

State advocates discuss how they’ve leveraged sector partnerships to respond to the pandemic and its impacts, and the ways sector partnerships can tackle digital skill needs and provide work-based learning opportunities. Click to watch this panel discussion from the 2021 Skills in the States Forum.

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Digital Equity for an Inclusive Economic Recovery

Our series of fact sheets Digital Equity for an Inclusive Economic Recovery explores how federal policy and public investment can equip businesses and workers for today’s digital demands in four sectors: retail and hospitality; manufacturing, health & social work; and construction and transportation and makes recommendations on federal policies and investments.

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How Policymakers Can Help Boost Digital Literacy in the Post-pandemic Workplace

The pandemic has shown how the digital divide can impact different economic trajectories for different workers coming out of this recovery. NSC CEO Andy Van Kleunen joins Kirsten Titus of the Cognizant Foundation for a discussion on how new digital literacy policies could start to address some of those inequities.

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From the Skills Blog

Read the latest from NSC's team of experts on digital equity, inclusion, and bridging the digital divide in the workforce

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