City of Alexandria, VA
Community Digital Divide Initiative (CDDI)
JobLink's Community Digital Divide Initiative (CDDI) was developed to bridge the “Digital Divide,” specifically to help under-served communities gain low or no-cost access to computers, the Internet, and online training. JobLink serves as the hub of an online learning program and is increasing its ability to broadcast interactive learning and real-time training activities on a wide variety of subject matters.
Through JobLink, City of Alexandria residents are able to access this information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at their home computers or at various CDDI partnership locations within the community.
JobLink has developed partnerships with twenty-five (25) local, public and private agencies to form the Community Digital Divide Consortium (CDDC). These partnerships allow JobLink to increase its ability to:
Participants benefit from the CDDI program through the experience of using information technology as an educational and career development tool for both immediate employment and long-term lifelong learning needs. They will possess a higher degree of job skill proficiency through a diverse distributed learning program as well as a higher degree of computer abilities. Both are necessary to sustain employability in a highly competitive employment environment.