States are leading the way on digital equity
"Congress passed the $2.75 billion Digital Equity Act as part of the infrastructure legislation last November, and funding will begin rolling out to states later this spring. But some states aren’t waiting for federal action to get going on digital equity. These examples from Colorado, Hawai’i, and North Carolina can help workforce and adult education advocates identify potentially useful ideas or tactics for their own communities. This post is part of a larger series of research and policy resources that NSC is providing to help skills advocates incorporate digital upskilling into their education and workforce development policy agendas, and to prepare for the Digital Equity Planning process that every state will be undertaking starting in Summer 2022.
NSC will be highlighting other state innovations on digital equity in the months to come, as well as sharing information on the rollout of federal funding. Make sure to sign on to NSC’s Digital Skills @ Work principles to ensure you get all the latest updates on this important topic."
- Hawai’i: A national trailblazer on digital skills assessment
- North Carolina: Laying the local groundwork for statewide digital equity
- Colorado: A faster, cheaper way to get data on state residents’ digital skills