To seek rural help in the fields of agriculture, farming, education, health and sanitation, technology has played and is being playing an important and vital role to maximise the effect and make it prosperous and successful.
Talking about youths which are set to be an important element for the nations development the opportunity for them to imbibe the journey towards a responsible citizen is very important.
Thus keeping this in mind “Job Hunt Helpers” program is a partnership between the Vermont Department of Libraries and Community College of Vermont, funded by a $25,000 grant from the Burlington-based J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation.
“Digital literacy in this day and age is a requirement of the job search process or even applying for a job,” said McClure Foundation philanthropic advisor Carolyn Weir. “You need an e-mail address, know how to surf the Internet using a search engine, and how to do job postings.
“The libraries are (positioned) to serve as a resource to the population that we’re talking about or Vermonters that need additional support,” she added.
The free program is aimed at anyone who needs to improve their computer skills, including high school and college students, job seekers and existing workers, senior citizens, and veterans.
Skills that can be learned include Internet search engine usage, how to establish e-mail and Facebook accounts, cover letter and résumé writing tips, interview techniques, and career advancement strategies.
A key part of the new program is access to Learning Express Library (LEP), an online learning platform provided by the Vermont Department of Libraries through federal grant funding designed to increase digital access in rural areas and promote job growth and professional development.