Transformative Youth Technologies: Digital-Age Critical Workforce Skills for Teens and Twentysomethings

December 1st, 2014 - November 30th, 2015 | PROJECT

Georgetown County Library will improve the digital-age critical workforce skills of local young people through STEM-related digital activities. Classes relating to online STEM resources, digital video production, and app development will result in increased skills and interpersonal abilities, as well as an appreciation for the public library as a dynamic and informative place. By working with a number of community organizations, the library seeks to reach a local youth community that has historically experienced high rates of poverty and low rates of high school completion, and build on previous efforts to provide job fairs, skills training, and other initiatives.

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Team Members

Dwight McInvaill, Principal Investigator, Georgetown County Library


Funding Source: IMLS
Funding Program: Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries
Award Number: SP-02-14-0043-14
Funding Amount: $25,000


Access and Inclusion: Low Socioeconomic Status
Audience: Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Computing and information science | General STEM | Technology
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Library Programs | Making and Tinkering Programs | Public Programs