Digital skills are now fundamental skills for social mobility. But fewer than 10 percent of people who need digital skills training and support are able to access education services due to longstanding systemic inequities. An estimated one-third of US workers across industries and occupations would benefit from developing digital skills, particularly among workers of color.
The adult learning initiative works to expand equitable access to the digital skills, tools, and credentials that people need to succeed in today’s changing economy. See below for more information about projects in this area:
Digital Marketing Micro-credentials with Facebook
- Digital Promise partnered with Facebook to design four training modules and micro-credentials in social media marketing. We collaborated with 39 organizations across the country to train 3,000 adult learners (and counting!).
Learning and Employment Records
- Can Learning and Employment Records (LERs) be used as a tool for greater equity in education and career advancement? Digital Promise is currently leading a collaborative research and development project to co-design and promote Learning and Employment Records (LERs) for greater equity in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.