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Comcast NBCUniversal - Digital Literacy Program

Easterseals Washington was awarded a one-year grant from the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation to build a digital literacy and employment-training program that will result in digital literacy (ability to safely communicate through various technology devices & platforms) skill building and a paid internship for participants in their communities.

Who Can Participate?

Any young adult in Kitsap County age 18-24 with a diagnosed disability who is able to learn in a small group environment and work fairly independently in a community-based job setting

Services Offered:

Workshops in a computer lab classroom in East Bremerton on these topics:

  1. Digital Literacy
  2. Digital Safety (Digital footprint, online predators, cyber bullying)
  3. Job readiness (Resume’s, on the job behavior/customer service, interviews)
  4. Financial literacy (online banking, fraud prevention)

A 50-hour paid internship in their community

  1. We will work with the young adult to find a paid internship in an area of interest.
  2. We will supply limited onsite support, working with the manager and intern to ensure success
  3. Intern will gain real world employment experience and build social skills for a work environment.
  4. We will give away a Chrome book to every participant to practice the new skills.

Space is Limited – Contact us to enroll or obtain more information:

Avelino Estrada – Vice President of Programs at aestrada@wa.easterseals.com

Miranda Fort – Workforce Development Director at mfort@wa.easterseals.com

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