Capital One and Grovo Launch the Future Edge Digital Literacy Challenge to Help Americans Nationwide Develop the Digital Skills Needed to Fill In-Demand Jobs
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The Future Edge Digital Literacy Challenge will be available through Grovo’s online platform at futureedge.grovo.com and is entirely free and accessible to anyone. The curriculum will teach 10 digital competencies using Grovo’s science-based microlearning method — expertly designed 60-second videos followed by short quizzes to improve retention and performance. Topics include computer fundamentals, navigating Microsoft Office Suite, digital communications, online “netiquette,” security and privacy, online personal branding and networking, and productivity — competencies that are vital to empower the two-thirds of Americans who don’t have a college degree with the ability to secure better-paying, middle-skills jobs.
"There is an insatiable demand for great technology talent as the rate
of change across industries continues to accelerate. Helping more people
become more digitally literate is essential for our future workforce and
our economy," said
A recent study from labor analytics firm Burning Glass Technologies and Capital One found that middle-skills jobs — such as administrative, management and sales roles — across all industries increasingly require digital skills and are rapidly outpacing those jobs that don’t require any form of proficiency in technology. In fact, middle-skill jobs currently comprise 39 percent of total employment in the U.S., found the study. And these jobs pay, on average, 18 percent more than jobs not requiring technological proficiencies. Through the Future Edge Digital Literacy Challenge, Capital One and Grovo hope to put more Americans on a path toward securing these higher-paying, digitally-driven job opportunities.
“Grovo empowers people and organizations around the world with the
skills to do their best work. We believe investment in effective digital
training and education is not only critical, but often transformative,”
The curriculum for the Future Edge Digital Literacy Challenge was
developed based on Grovo’s deep expertise in digital-skills training,
research on middle-skills jobs from Burning Glass and Capital One, and
qualitative interviews with Capital One Future Edge nonprofit partners
who serve underserved communities across the country, including the
Latin American Youth Center, 501cTECH, and
Capital One Future Edge nonprofit partners across the country will work with Capital One to provide the curriculum directly to 15,000 individuals over the next three years, as well as provide access to Grovo’s broader training platform, which includes over 5,000 videos covering 170 topics, and intuitive technology to deliver customized professional education.
For more information on how to access the Future Edge Digital Literacy Challenge visit futureedge.grovo.com. For additional information on Capital One’s Future Edge initiative, visit www.capitalone.com/investingforgood or follow us on Twitter at @YourFutureEdge.
About Capital One
Grovo is a better way to learn at work. The SaaS-based platform empowers companies with the training technology and content to align, educate, and inspire their teams. From onboarding to professional development, Grovo’s 60-second microlearning videos teach everything 21st century employees need, delivered in a way that learners love.
Grovo trains businesses, nonprofits and universities in over 190
countries. The learning technology company is headquartered in
About CGI America
The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of the
CGI also convenes an Annual Meeting, which brings together global
leaders to take action and create positive social change,
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