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Community Invited to USVI Digital Literacy Project Event

rel-northeast-isl(U.S. Virgin Islands) – Ms. Nancy Callwood, the State Director of Career, Technical, & Adult Education, the USVI College and Career Readiness Research Alliance, invites the community to attend an event about digital literacy in the USVI. Researchers will share and discuss findings from a recent study conducted from the Regional Educational Laboratory about the types of digital literacy skills that employers require in USVI workplaces. Digital literacy is more expansive than computer literacy or technical education. It is not just about how to use a particular type of software or hardware but about how to use technology as a tool to create, explore, innovate, and communicate.

Employers and representatives from the Virgin Islands Department of Education, Department of Labor, VINGN, and University of Virgin Islands are slated to be present and take part in this discussion. Ultimately, it is hoped that this opportunity will help strengthen partnerships and collaborations between these stakeholders in the common goal of producing graduates who are prepared to participate and innovate in the workplace.

This event consists of interactive sessions scheduled to take place from 9 a.m.- noon on Wednesday November 9 , 2016 on St. Thomas at the St Thomas/St John School District Curriculum Center ; and on Thursday November 10, 2016 on St. Croix at the St Croix School District Curriculum Center. Registration will start at 8:30am on both locations.

REGISTRATION IS BY RSVP – Please indicate if you will be attending the session in St Thomas or in St Croix via email to organizer Sandra Espeda-Santos at

For more information about the work of the Alliance, visit the Virgin Islands Page for the Regional Educational Laboratory at


About vingn

The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) was established in 2010 as a public corporation; it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority. viNGN was funded primarily from an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant made by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) as part of a federal program to improve the broadband capacity in the United States, its territories, and the District of Columbia. The program is called the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). For more information regarding viNGN, call (340) 715-8581, or visit


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