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Help Us Prepare Older Adults to Succeed With Digital Skills

AARP Foundation is looking for community partners to help us teach essential workplace skills to older adults living with low income. Partner With Us

Help Us Teach Older Adults Digital Skills to Succeed

AARP Foundation is looking for community partners to help provide older adults digital skills to thrive in today’s work environment

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Our Newest Initiative: Digital Skills Ready@50+™

AARP Foundation is teaming up with Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) from AARP to offer a training program that gives older adults — especially women and people of color — foundational workplace technology skills.

Made possible through a generous grant from Google.org, the Digital Skills Ready@50+ program provides digital skills training for people over 50 who are living with low income.

Our goal is simple but pressing: Help older adults get the basic technology and digital literacy skills they need to land good jobs that lead to long-term financial stability.

The Digital Skills Ready@50+ curriculum features training courses developed by OATS that focus on building foundational digital skills related to workforce, job search, and entrepreneurship, including:

  • Workplace Essentials (Google Workspace, Chrome Basics)
  • Remote Work Basics (Getting Started/Hosting on Zoom)
  • Job Readiness (LinkedIn Basics)
  • Tools for Aspiring Entrepreneurs (Payment Systems, Social Media)

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The program is focused on eight states, including:

  • Arizona
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Louisiana
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Texas

If your organization is in one of these locations — and it shares our commitment to supporting older adults with low income in their employment journey — we want to hear from you. Reach out today!

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Why Partner With Us

This new program enables your organization to easily expand your services, helping vulnerable adults in your community gain the practical digital skills necessary to compete in today’s changing job market.

Best of all, the program is easy to roll out and includes:

Support for
Your Staff

Trained OATS instructors will teach the course virtually. AARP Foundation will provide marketing resources and technical support and will help your organization build its capacity to implement the program.

Funding From
AARP Foundation

Partners will receive grant opportunities. This program offers a convenient facilitation model to meet your organization’s needs.

A Turnkey
Offering

You don’t have to specialize in workforce training. All that’s required is that you market the program, train a mutually agreed upon number of participants, and track and report completion of training.

A History of Helping Jobseekers

AARP Foundation works with local community partners and employers to ensure that older jobseekers are equipped not just to keep up with the changing world of work, but also to stay ahead of the curve.

The Digital Skills Ready @50+ program is the latest in a long line of programs that help older adults build economic security and mobility.

Community partners will also have the opportunity to offer additional AARP Foundation employment programs providing free coaching, training, and ongoing support, such as:

  • BACK TO WORK 50+
  • Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
  • Work for Yourself@50+ and Freelancing Resource Center

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Ready to be a community partner? Apply today!

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Need more information? Contact us at digitalskillsready@aarp.org

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