The Arkansas State Broadband Office is reaching out to the state's residents to learn more about the need for digital skills among the population. The Digital Skills and Opportunity Survey is designed to help the broadband office better understand the state's digital divide, create a plan to address its digital skills gap and learn more about challenges to achieving digital equity.
“Ensuring that all Arkansans have the digital skills essential for the 21st Century digital economy is critical for our state’s future success,” said Arkansas Secretary of Commerce Hugh McDonald. “Understanding – and eliminating – the digital skills gap is an important element in developing the state’s workforce and providing a brighter future for Arkansans." -- quote from article on SouthwestArkansasRadio.com
Other states have been preparing their own digital equity plans for presentation to the federal government later this year. Many have used town meetings, surveys, and other methods to gather public feedback as part of their plan development.
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