Photo Gallery: DOL and FCC Partner to Promote Digital Literacy for Workers
(July 16, 2012)
- Secretary Solis introduces chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Julius Genachowski to Howard Feldstein, Director of the Arlington Employment Center for the announcement of an innovative new partnership to spread the word about digital literacy resources.
- Frank O'Brien, a veteran recently returned from Afghanistan uses the Arlington Employment Center to help in his search for local career opportunities in online communications.
- Lee Davenport from Connect2Compete talked about the growing importance of online resources and applications when looking for a job, s well as how his organization is committed to expanding broadband access.
- Susan Hildreth, Director of the Institute for Museum and Library Services is working towards her vision of modern libraries as an access point to information and a central part of communities around the country.
- FCC Chairman Genachowski stressed the importance of using libraries, American Job Centers, and other community access points to help bridge the digital divide and expand digital literacy.
- As part of the announcement, Secretary Solis committed to bring the nearly 3,000 American Job Centers around the country to the table as access points to online resources and digital literacy training programs.
- Following the announcement, Howard Feldstein walked Secretary Solis through the normal intake process at the Arlington Employment Center.
- Secretary Solis talks with AEC employees about the digital literacy resources on computer training programs they offer.
- Christian Jones, a bilingual employment services specialist at AEC talks about the growing importance of digital literacy among Latinos.
- Secretary Solis takes a moment to talk with Kimberly Fergus, who is using AEC to help find a new job after losing her retail position in Springfield, Virginia.