Digital Literacy Skills Project
The overarching goal of the multiphase Digital Literacy Skills Project is to build NC CCR programs’ capacity to offer digital skills training to improve digital inclusion in North Carolina. As we rebuild our economy, the Digital Literacy Skills Project is a framework to ensure an equitable recovery for the adults served in our programs.
During fall 2020 and spring 2021, the NCCC System Office supported the Digital Literacy Skills Project with NC 2020 COVID-19 Recovery Act funds and Title II funds. Six adult education providers (five colleges and one community-based organization) representing varying NC regions, program size, and expertise in providing digital literacy instruction and distance learning options were selected to lead this work.
In Phases l and ll, experts collaborated to create a curriculum, a Digital Literacy Framework to guide work, a course tied to certification, and program models for delivery.
The State Board of Community Colleges approved an allocation of $1,075,000 to support Phase III of the Digital Literacy Project to forty-three Title II providers.
The focus of the Phase III-Digital Navigator Network is to create a network of trained student support staff to provide support to programs to implement the courses Transition Digital Skills (BSP 4010) and Transition Digital Skills Application (BSP 4011) and to assist students in navigating resources to transition to post-secondary programs of study or credentialed training.
All Title II providers were invited to apply to participate in the Digital Navigator Network project.