9May

Digital LIteracy Certification Awarded

Digital LIteracy Certification Awarded photo

On Friday, six Rockingham Community College students received Microsoft Digital Literacy Certification in a ceremony held at CenterPoint Wellness Center in Eden. AT&T, The Rockingham County Education Foundation and RCC partnered to begin offering the Microsoft Digital Literacy Certification earlier this year.

Underwritten by a $5,000 contribution from AT&T, the program provides training in basic digital literacy skills for financially and digitally disadvantaged residents of Rockingham County. The curriculum is based on a four-week program of study where students earn a Microsoft Digital Literacy Certification while simultaneously learning and accessing computer technology for job seeking skills.

“Digital literacy is the key to preparing citizens of Rockingham County for success in the workplace. I believe that RCC’s Digital Literacy Program provides tools for improving our workforce,” said Craig Travis, Chairman of the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners.

In addition to receiving a certificate of completion, each graduate receives a low-cost, refurbished, Wi-Fi enabled laptop computer.

“At At&T, we believe strongly in the importance of education as essential to a person’s future success, as well as the future of a community,” said Kathleen Evans, AT&T Regional Director for External Affairs. “We are all citizens of a digital world and this program helps to prepare students for success in a way they may not have thought possible. That’s an exciting prospect and AT&T appreciates the opportunity to be a part of making it happen.”

“The goal of this program is to make a difference in our immediate community by helping self-motivated adults gain basic computer operating knowledge,” said RCC President Dr. Mark Kinlaw.

Graduates recognized were: Araceli Diaz, Luz Elena Flores, Robert Lunsford, Patricia Curtis, Melissa Galloway, Linda Clodfelter.

May 09, 2016