Monday, March 15, 2010

Digital Skills for Youth Program

I just read about a really cool summer youth program for business and technology. It is a great way to build the Commitment to Learning assets!

The Digital Skills for Youth Program is an initiative by Rochester Works in conjunction with New York State Wired Metrix E-Learning Program. Digital Skills for Youth provides technical certification for youth 16-21 years old. Youth become "Digitally Certified" by completing a rigorous self-directed on-line curriculum comprised of 10 courses focusing on soft skills/business etiquette and Microsoft applications while participating in a series of Rochesterworks special events. A few examples of the 10 core competencies gained are business etiquette, time management, listening skills, Microsoft applications, web site design and a paid summer internship.

Students will have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience while becoming technologically competent. County Executive Maggie Brooks and Rochesterworks will recognize youth who complete the program with a personalized Digital Skills for Youth Certificate.

To learn more about RochesterWorks! and our youth services, visit us on-line at

(Thanks Conor Cusack for sharing this great story!)