EDUCATION + EMPOWERMENT
Digital skills are increasingly in-demand and necessary for middle-income jobs, as 82% of middle-income jobs require digital literacy and usage. This need is trending upward, increasing by 4% since 2015. Digital skills are not only increasing in need, but also are more lucrative than non-digital middle-income jobs. Digital middle-income jobs pay 17% more than non-digitized counterparts. Across the workforce, digital middle-income jobs make up 38% of all job postings. The sectors most compatible or most likely to be early adopters of digital skills are transportation, construction, and the trades. Before COVID, the PA Governor indicated that within the next decade, 7 in 10 jobs will require computer skills. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated that timeline.
LevelUp412 is our equitable-access initiative to digital skills building and professional development.
We work closely with community-level partners at the University of Pittsburgh’s Hill District CEC, the CCAC, BetaBuilders, WIT PGH, Homewood Children’s Village, the Homewood-Brushton YMCA Branch, and more to offer courses on topics from web development and IT management to robotics and game design.
Interested in taking a course? Check out the LevelUp412 Website to explore more.
If you are an organization or service provider who is already hosting or interested in offering STEM/STEAM courses and would like to partner with us, please check out how to get involved.