In 2014, a study by researchers at Harvard University and UC Berkeley ranked the Charlotte area 50th out of 50 cities for economic mobility. Workforce development is a key tool that can help lift Charlotte resident into creating upward mobility. On Feb. 22, 2017, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Digital Inclusion Steering Team will host a community forum to bring together workforce development leaders and organizations to examine new ways to incorporate digital literacy into existing programs.
The community forum is free and open to the public and to all organizations with interests in supporting workforce development.
The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 8-10 a.m. at the Belmont Regional Center (700 Parkwood Ave. Charlotte, NC 28205).
These three key questions will be discussed at the forum:
- How does the digital divide impact workforce development in Charlotte, and the organizations that serve these needs?
- What successful programs are currently operating and serving the digital inclusion needs of those looking to find employment or improve their skills to find?
- What opportunity is there for scaled, new, or enhanced digital inclusion programming that support the workforce development needs of the community?
The expected audience for the event is organizations and public services that focus on workforce development, including community-based providers, nonprofit organizations, and workforce-focused businesses.