Aug. 17, 2023

HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced a $45,000 grant has been awarded to the West Central Workforce Development Board to support its digital literacy program. The program is made up of eight-week, in-person cohorts with at least 40 individuals with low levels of digital literacy. The project aims to improve their technology skills, especially career-search skills.

“As a former technology educator, I can’t stress enough how important digital literacy is in today’s world,” Wentling said. “This program can help fill positions at our area businesses by breaking down the technology barriers between employers and people willing and able to work in Mercer and Lawrence counties.”

The Department of Labor and Industry’s digital literacy grants provide funding to organizations in that teach residents how to effectively navigate platforms used in the job search process and the workplace. This including digital fundamentals, digital citizenship and understanding digital information, especially in communities lacking access to broadband infrastructure and high-speed internet.

Representative Parke Wentling
7th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Jake Gillespie