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Digital Equity @ Work

The pandemic accelerated 10 years of planned technological change in workplaces in less than a year. Because we don’t have a national policy strategy to help workers build digital skills throughout their careers, these shifts threaten to deepen racial inequality and slow economic recovery.

America needs a national policy strategy for digital equity at work. A strategy that guarantees foundational digital skills for all, lifelong upskilling for current workers, and rapid re-skilling for those who’ve lost their job.

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The “digital divide” is about access to devices and the internet – but it’s also about access to skills

Access to foundational and occupational-specific skills as well as reskilling is necessary to close the digital divide and achieve digital equity at work.

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Digital Equity for an Inclusive Economic Recovery

Our series of fact sheets Digital Equity for an Inclusive Economic Recovery explores how federal policy and public investment can equip businesses and workers for today’s digital demands in four sectors: retail and hospitality; manufacturing, health & social work; and construction and transportation and makes recommendations on federal policies and investments.

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How Policymakers Can Help Boost Digital Literacy in the Post-pandemic Workplace

The pandemic has shown how the digital divide can impact different economic trajectories for different workers coming out of this recovery. NSC CEO Andy Van Kleunen joins Kirsten Titus of the Cognizant Foundation for a discussion on how new digital literacy policies could start to address some of those inequities.

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From the Skills Blog

Read the latest from NSC's team of experts on digital equity, inclusion, and bridging the digital divide in the workforce

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