U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced a new website last Friday. DigitalLiteracy.gov is dedicated to improving computer and Internet skills in America.
The new site was launched as a partnership between 9 federal agencies who are working together to provide librarians, teachers, and others a central location to share tips, tricks, and best practices. These trusted groups can, in turn, better reach out to their communities in providing them the skills today’s employers need.
U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science, had this to say: “In Maryland and across the nation, people are hungry for good jobs and economic opportunity. Here at Coppin State University, and across America, with www.DigitalLiteracy.gov, we aren’t just talking about the innovation economy. We’re training people to be a part of it. We’re teaching how to use computer skills to get and keep a good job.”