The 2010-2011 Digital Connectors program at CDTech will prepare 14 students with advanced digital literacy skills. Held at CDTechLink on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, the Digital Connectors receive computer proficiency and leadership development trainings that will help them achieve their community service goals for the Vernon Central neighborhood. Some of their blog posts and workshop projects have already been featured in Connections Magazines and on Connectors Club.
Digital Connectors is a national program of One Economy. From its inception, One Economy recognized not only the natural affinity for technology among young people, but also their potential for spreading technology knowledge and creating a culture of use in their neighborhoods. One Economy’s Digital Connectors program identifies talented young people, immerses them in technology training, and helps them build their leadership and workplace skills to enter the 21st century economy.
Digital Connectors are also motivated by community service. A major program requirement is to give back to their families, friends and communities what they have learned.
Over the program, young people gain new knowledge that helps them in school, prepares them for employment, and instills the pride of knowing they had made a difference in their communities. CDTech is proud to be part of the Digital Connectors movement.