Millersville University recently received a grant for $45,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. The purpose of the grant is to provide computer and digital literacy training to unemployed and underemployed participants in the service areas of the Quarryville Library and the Adamstown Area Library.
“Recognizing that local libraries have deep roots in the communities they serve, Millersville University will partner with two libraries to deliver computer and digital literacy training focused on providing the skills to assist participants in job seeking and job performance,” says Aubrey Laity, Grant Program Assistant Office of Community Engagement, Governmental & Economic Development at Millersville University.
This will be accomplished through a combination of in-person instruction and online course content, with an aim toward increasing comfort with and experience in online learning to create significant opportunities for lifelong learning and skill-building. Participants will receive a certificate of completion for each of three courses successfully completed, as well as a noncredit Digital Literacy Skills Certificate from Millersville University.
The training consists of three noncredit online courses; Keyboarding, Computer Skills for the Workplace, and Ace Your Job Search. The courses, computer usage, and certificates are provided for free to participants
“Millersville is not only committed to providing an outstanding education to traditional and non-traditional undergraduates, but our commitment to learners also extends to members of the wider community who may be unemployed, under-employed, or who are seeking a new career path,” says Laity.
For more information on the grant, check out Digital Literacy Grant.