Education

The Value of Computer Vocational Training

April 29, 2013 by Anna M. Clausen in Education
Jobs requiring computer and technical skills are projected to be among the fastest growing jobs in America of the next few years. Computer literacy and technical skills cannot be underestimated because even entry level workers are now expected to understand and be able to use spreadsheets, word processing, and database software. Successful ex-offender reentry requires a basic aptitude of computer literacy.

Nearly three quarters of grade K thru 12 teachers now assign internet required homework. More than 80% of Fortune 500 companies, including Wal-Mart and Target, require online applications. Digital literacy skills are clearly important to finding a job and keeping it. Approximately 50% of today’s jobs require technology skills, and this percentage is expected to grow to 77% within the next decade. Acquiring basic digital literacy skills also opens the door to a world of online learning opportunity, from basic adult education to job training. Take advantage of whatever computer vocational training services are available to you today so that you can improve your chances of successful reentry in the future.

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