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Berks Latino Workforce Development gets grant to boost digital literacy

Berks Latino Workforce Development Corp. will receive a state grant to enhance its digital literacy program.

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Jennifer Berrier announced Friday that the nonprofit was among 14 community organizations across Pennsylvania that will receive grants totaling nearly $600,000 to continue innovative projects that meet the digital-literacy needs of workers in their communities.

Berks Latino Workforce Development will receive $45,000. Officials said these funds will be used to help cover costs associated with its digital-literacy courses. The courses, which are available in English and Spanish, cover the fundamentals of digital learning, job seeking, navigation and citizenship.

“These investments are important because they break down barriers between Pennsylvania workers and family-sustaining jobs that require a digital-literacy skillset to be successful,” Berrier said in a press release. “Pennsylvania’s economy and employers compete on a global scale, so it is crucial that we upskill Pennsylvania workers to be competitive at that level from day one in a new job.”

Source: Berkshire mont

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