The Digital Equity Act (DEA), a provision of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, will deploy $2.75 billion in grants to states. Over five years, states will apply these resources to advance foundational digital literacy and industry-specific digital skills, promote digital equity, and help workers and businesses adapt to the rapidly changing digital economy. As state policymakers prepare plans to bridge the digital divide, employers can help them collaborate on solutions to address disparities, promote digital equity, and create high-quality jobs.
This guide offers three key strategies and accompanying guiding questions for employers to contribute to DEA planning and implementation. It was developed in partnership between UpSkill America at the Aspen Institute and the National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices, and is a product of the NGA Workforce Innovation Network. It was informed by the work and staff of World Education’s Digital US coalition and Employer Network Advancing Digital Skills and Equity, a partnership with UpSkill America.
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UpSkill America is an employer-led movement to expand opportunity for America’s workers and allow our economy and communities to thrive. The movement promotes training and advancement practices to help frontline and entry-level workers progress in their careers and move into better-paying jobs. UpSkill America is an initiative of the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program.
National Governors Association Center (NGA Center) for Best Practices teams develop innovative solutions to today’s most pressing public policy challenges. The center is the only research and development firm that directly serves the nation’s governors. The NGA Workforce Innovation Network is an initiative of the Workforce Development and Economic Policy Program.