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In this edition, I'd like to discuss the significance of employers in the technology industry. As you know, technology is present in all aspects of our lives; from our computers, mobile phones, and even landline phones, to our cars, kitchen appliances, entertainment, staying up to date on world events, our health, our home electronics, and, most importantly, our careers. Technology has become an essential and, in many cases, required part of our daily lives. This is why Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTMHQ) is fighting the system to ensure that underserved and underrepresented communities have access to high-quality Internet, while also providing resources to assist low-income individuals and families in getting devices and accessing FREE courses to obtain the required skills to find great jobs in tech. If you are a member of this group, I want you to know that AUTMHQ has been representing your voice in order to find a solution to this problem. Please listen to the audio below [click on video] and learn how our President and CEO, Michael Ward Jr., is raising his voice to ask the City Council to stop debating "fixing the issue" and instead begin providing concrete solutions. This audio will explain our mission and the work we do in our communities.
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Let's learn how to create your own Professional Brand in this exciting workshop!
Having a strong professional brand and a well-thought-out career story can open many opportunities for you, especially when it comes to pursuing your next job. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to position your career story in a compelling way, improve your online presence, and build a solid network. Plus, you’ll learn how to answer the common interview question “tell me about yourself” to make a strong first impression in your interviews. About Vicky Sepulveda Vicky Sepulveda has dedicated herself to helping underrepresented small business owners navigate the online world. Vicky is a Google Digital Business Coach. She is also the Senior Director of Small Business and International Initiatives at the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. About Grow with Google Grow with Google is a program in which Google collaborates with libraries, schools, and other organizations to offer digital literacy workshops and one-on-one coaching.
Please take the Travis County 2022 Community Survey!
Your answers will help the Travis County Commissioners Court make funding decisions and plan for the future, so the County government can continue to provide services and programs that improve the quality of life for Travis County residents. The survey should take less than 10 minutes and can be found at this link. You can take the survey in multiple languages, including español, Tiếng Việt, 中文 (简体), 中文 (繁體), 한국어 , العربية, اُردُو and हिन्दी. If you or someone else is unable to take the survey online or if you need it offered in a different language, please call 512-854-9070 and leave a message with their name and phone number. Staff will call back to help you.
The deadline to complete the survey is April 30, 2022. Learn more about the survey here. We want to hear from you in order to lift up the voices of everyone in Travis County. We appreciate you taking the time to complete our survey and sharing it with others!
Digital Inclusion Training Programs Increasing Nationwide
As the government and other groups that work directly with communities across the country increasingly prioritize digital equity, programs to train new experts in the field are steadily growing. Digital inclusion training programs are rapidly increasing, experts in the space say. The spike is a direct result of society — from the government to nonprofits, to individuals themselves — pushing for digital equity after COVID-19 made clear the importance of closing the digital divide. Angela Siefer, executive director of the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA), estimates the number of active digital inclusion training programs in the U.S. is triple or even quadruple what it was prior to the pandemic. Some programs focus on getting devices to folks who need them. Some work on digital skills training and others do both.
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