New Americans Virtual Digital Literacy
This Virtual Digital Literacy program is a 10-week program that teaches basic computer usage and common software programs, and helps to bridge the skills gap for all people who now need to be proficient in digital tools for work and life. The course covers fundamental computer skills such as file structures and familiarity with hardware terms, Microsoft Office products, the Google Suite, email and web searches, and job searching skills such as resume building and online resources. This class prepares students for jobs that require a strong foundation in computer literacy. Eligible students selected via lottery system for the Virtual Digital Literacy class. Minimum requirements for eligibility: • 18 years of age or older. • Household income at 200% or below the Federal Poverty Guidelines. (See Question 7 for income verification guidelines) • Intermediate-level English language skills. • Ability to commit to 10 weeks of instruction, twice per week, for 2 hours per class. We would like to thank New York State, Office for New Americans, and the CARES Act for giving us the opportunity to offer the ONA Virtual Digital Literacy course! We are excited to partner with The New York State Office for New Americans (ONA) on a new initiative, Immigrants Can Code, a Digital Literacy program, that will help newcomers to New York State gain digital literacy skills. This partnership will help ensure that New York’s immigrant community will have access to digital literacy education and training essential to building careers in the Empire State’s fast-growing innovation economy.