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Community Tech Workers: A Community-Driven Model to Support Economic Mobility and Bridge the Digital Divide in the U.S.


4-Year IHE

Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Impacted

Community Health Workers

Workforce Development Focus

Increasing number of healthcare workers

Workforce Issue Addressed

Training individuals to work in a healthcare profession


The Community Tech Worker program is located at University of Michigan and is funded through a grant from the NSF. The program trains individuals to become community tech workers, who will provide knowledge and support about the Internet and technology to aging residents in a public housing authority in Detroit and refugees in a public housing community in Ypsilanti. MiCHWA is involved in the project because they are cross-training the community tech workers to become community health workers. This allows the community workers to help individuals with their technological needs as well as their health needs.

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