Local students receive broadband trainingBy Staff Reports Published 11:46am Thursday, May 16, 2013
Extension system coordinators from Marengo, Choctaw and Wilcox counties recently presented training modules to students in area schools aimed at educating them about the benefits of broadband.
Kathryn Friday from Marengo County, Jennifer Miller from Choctaw County and Pam Stenz from Wilcox County conducted the interactive training at Sweet Water, Choctaw County and Wilcox County high schools.
Students learned about tools and applications for managing home, family, finances and social connections; online workforce development opportunities and information for workers and trainers; and online resources that support wellness and health.
This is part of a program of the Economic and Community Development Institute of Auburn University, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs and the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind to help bridge the digital divide and promote engagement of the Internet economy throughout the state.