Computer Reach Graduates 11 Students at Hawkins Village

Earlier this month, individuals at Hawkins Village participated in Computer Reach Classes to access critical knowledge on safely and effectively operating digital technologies. Consisting of four two-hour class sessions, our program teaches basic computer hardware skills, internet, email, and social media safety. Each hands-on session was taught using computers, providing students with in-person opportunities to test out new knowledge, practice, and ask questions. Computer Reach successfully graduated 11 students at Hawkins Village, many of whom earned NorthStar certifications for computer skills such as Internet Basics and email. Upon graduation, each student earned a laptop to take home...

Online Platform Tests User Computer Skills, Rewards Certificates

The Role of Technology and Digital Skills In schools, workplaces, and communities around the globe, technology is becoming increasingly integrated into daily tasks and requirements. Because of this, digital skills are no longer being thought of as an extra perk on a resume. Instead, they're often seen as a requirement. In 2017, the Hechinger Report reported that 70 percent of teachers send their students home with online homework, requiring young students to develop computer literacy skills at a faster rate than previous generations. Similarly, in their 2017 report, Burning Glass Technologies reported that 80 percent of middle-skill jobs...