Employment and Jobs

Pathways to digital skills development for Latino workers

May 5, 2022  • Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program & UpSkill America

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UpSkill America — an initiative of the Economic Opportunities Program — and the Latinos and Society Program at the Aspen Institute, with support from Google.org, launched the Digital Skills and the Latino Workforce research project to better understand the challenges and opportunities that Latino workers and Latino business owners face to succeed in the digital economy. This report, “Pathways to digital skills development for Latino workers,” presents findings from a nationwide survey and in-depth interviews with employers of Latino frontline workers and workforce development organizations. The publication also identifies promising business practices and ecosystem approaches to developing the digital skills of the Latino workforce. Finally, the report concludes with a call-to-action for employers and workforce organizations to get involved in the planning process around the Digital Equity Act programs, to start in Summer 2022.

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Report: “Pathways to digital skills development for Latino workers: What employers say about their skill development needs and what workforce organizations are doing to help” by @AspenLatinos and @upskillamerica.

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“Pathways to #DigitalSkills Development for Latino Workers” — a report by @AspenLatinos and @upskillamerica — identifies ways that employers and organizations can prepare the Latino workforce to thrive in an increasingly digital economy and society.