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Webinar: Closing the Digital Divide Through the Power of Community

by Julie Keane on
Lifelong Learning Conversation Series

Participate CLO Julie Keane talked with Krystal Rawls, PhD director of the California State University Dominguez Hills Workforce Integration Network (CSUDH WIN) about how they're using a Participate digital community of practice to support their ecosystem of learners, university and community partners through a grant-funded project to close the digital divide.

The live conversation took place Monday, September 11, 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EDT / 8:30-9:00 a.m. PST.

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Webinar Description

Through the Workforce Integration Network, Rawls collaborates across the university and into the community to empower first-generation and underrepresented learner-workers with an understanding of the relationships between their skills and opportunities for employment, community improvement and personal growth.

You will learn from this 30-minute conversation:

  • About the CSUDH Workforce Integration Network mission to improve students’ workforce readiness through understanding workforce trends and skills gaps; integrating digital tools to support faculty; and collaborating  across campus and within the community.
  • The role of a digital community of practice approach in bridging the digital divide across first-generation and underrepresented learner-workers.
  • The significance of open recognition and verifiable credentials to facilitate a skills-based economy and address social and economic equity gaps.

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