$45K Grant to Support Digital Literacy in Mercer, Lawrence

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The West Central Workforce Development Board will receive a $45,000 grant to support its digital literacy program.

The grant was awarded by the Department of Labor and Industry.

The digital literacy program, which is made up of eight-week, in-person groups with at least 40 individuals with low levels of digital literacy, aims to improve their technology skills, especially career-search skills.

“As a former technology educator, I can’t stress enough how important digital literacy is in today’s world,” said state Rep. Parke Wentling of Mercer, R-7th. “This program can help fill positions at our area businesses by breaking down the technology barriers between employers and people willing and able to work in Mercer and Lawrence counties.”

The Department of Labor and Industry’s digital literacy grants provide funding to organizations that teach residents how to effectively navigate platforms used in the job search process and the workplace.

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Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.