There are multiple levels in the digital learning path: getting online, leveraging technology for personal and professional use, and making a career out of technology. Our programs address each one of these levels.
Provides an overview of why digital literacy is so important and a provides a plan of how to start on the journey towards digital literacy. This program is great for those who know they need to improve their digital literacy skills for either personal or professional use but are not sure how or where to begin and/or do not have the access to resources to begin. This is 1 ½ - 2 hour session that exposes the attendees to all of the key elements of digital literacy, how to start on their digital literacy journey, and highlights the various resources in the community and online that are available to them.
This session will also be used to determine if attendees are interested in furthering their digital literacy and attending the Digital Angels Digital Boot Camp program.
Comprehensive training program to help bring attendees up to a baseline digital literacy level. Program components include:
Mentorship – Each attendee will be assigned a mentor. Mentor’s goal is to provide support and encouragement to their student throughout the class and help to ensure they complete the program. Mentor volunteer will be asked to commit to the duration of the boot camp program.
Assessment/Intake and Mentor Matching– First meeting of mentors and students will be to determine device and connectivity needs, current level of digital literacy and assign mentor
Computer and Connectivity - For students who do have a computer, a computer will be provided at no charge. Students will also be provided guidance on how to obtain low cost broadband connectivity at home.
Training – Students will attend approximately 6 classes on a variety of digital topics
Next Step Planning - Students will work with their mentor to determine if they are interested and qualify for the Digital Angels Career and College Mentorship program.
For those who complete the Digital Angels (or equivalent) Digital Boot Camp and have an interest pursuing further education and a potential career in Technology, a College and Career Mentor will be assigned (this could be the same mentor from the Boot camp program). Program components include:
Education & Career Mentor –Mentor will assist in identifying career options, develop education plans, set goals, align community resources as needed, and ensure the mentee continues on their journey and achieves their education and career goals.
Education and Career Group Training – For all mentees enrolled in our program, we will offer various group training programs either delivered by Digital Angels or a partner. These programs will include:
Career planning based programs such as networking, resume writing, interviewing skills, and career awareness.
Technical/Computer based training programs such as Microsoft Office, web design, software development, computer security, etc.
Scholarships – For those mentees who show the academic achievement, drive, and success in the mentorship program, Digital Angels will provide a scholarship to partially or fully cover the costs of secondary education at a 2 or 4 year degree program.
Internships – In partnership with local employees, mentees will be placed into internship programs for their chosen technology career path.