California Digital Access Summit
Presented by TechWire, LINK AMERICAS
Foundation, and the
California Emerging Technology Fund
The California Department of
Secretary of State's Office Auditorium
1500 11th Street
2014 INNOVATIONS IN
LINK AMERICAS FOUNDATION and TRAIL win
UPDATE ON iCALIFORNIA DIGITAL
The statewide build out continues for the LINK AMERICAS Foundation iCALIFORNIA Digital Literacy project in collaboration with our partner TRAIL (Technology Resources and Internet Literacy), and its flagship
Scale up on JobScout is
now statewide with more than 1000 public libraries,
local organizations, and workforce locations using the
platform in both English and Spanish.
Apps are available in
Our new URL is
Check it out, take some
lessons and earn badges!
Excellent feedback and modifications from trial
locations has resulted in the following new features:
The JobScout Social Network:
The JobScout social network will allow users to
connect with each other to share first-hand
experience, techniques and tips on anything from
creating a standout resume to interview tactics and
even job opportunities.
New Lesson Content:
As the Internet continues to grow and expand, so will JobScout. New lessons have been developed to introduce users to even more tools for job search success. Also, lessons focus on privacy and security, how to be more media savvy, social networking and how to find job opportunities online.
The “One-Stop” Job Shop:
JobScout now has a new feature called the “One-Stop Job Shop." Here users will be able to manage the entire application process from one place on JobScout. This is a great client resource tool for workforce development service agencies!
As a means of making JobScout more tangible, visible
and available to librarians and their customers,
“Buzz Kits” will be assembled and delivered to
library branches equipped with essential
informational papers and brochures, stickers and
other fun items to hand out as well as posters and
postcards to place in common areas.
The Librarians’ Page:
Librarians are a vital part to the success of
JobScout. Our team wants to make all of the
resources you need available to you at the click of
a mouse. This new JobScout page is being designed
with you in mind. The Librarian's Page is a
resource to make your involvement in JobScout a
simple and streamlined process. We want to put at
your disposal as many educational tools and
resources as possible. For instance, digital copies
of all “Buzz Kit” materials will be made available
for easy download. Lesson instructions will also be
posted for print outs and lesson reviews.
Make sure to find us online on
Twitter to share
information and updates about JobScout.
We are looking
for new partners and more users, so pass on the word!
iCALIFORNIA Supports the Comcast Internet Essentials Project:
Conquering the Digital Divide: Closing the Broadband Opportunity
San Diego Gas and Electric supports JobScout for Area
DIGITAL LITERACY PATHWAYS IN
ICT Leadership Council Action Plan
For more information contact
760 610 1719