Participate in Digitability’s FREE work-ready training summer program!
This opportunity is open to students receiving special education services, ages 14-21.
Digitability is bringing our award-winning, work-ready program to Philadelphia and the surrounding counties in the Greater Philadelphia Region, at no cost to families.
Interested in attending the Free Digital Literacy Info Session at Peirce College in Philadelphia [1420 Pine St.] on June 27th at 9:00am
In having your child participate in these free work-ready training sessions? If so, please completing the Digitability Summer Program Interest Form:
Once you complete the free program interest form, a member of the Digitability team will follow up with you.
Digitability will work to assign your participating student to a convenient location. However, space and availability will be limited.
Thank You to Our Community Partners for Their Support!
You can participate as a community partner too!
Digitability's marketing team will showcase the generous support and contributions from our partners. To learn more about becoming a community partner please email Digitability at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Digitability is an award-winning work-ready program that is preparing students for our tech-driven and highly social workplace. For the last six years, the Digitability model has been recognized as an innovative solution to the unemployment crisis facing a large and growing population, and has been featured on MSNBC, CNET, NPR, TechCrunch and showcased at Silicon Valley's Social Innovation Summit.
Digitability prepares students with a work-ready skill portfolio and the social/emotional capacity to persevere; this is helping people with neurodiverse needs overcome existing social and attitudinal barriers to obtaining and sustaining employment.
4 Levels of Digitability’s Award Winning
Today, more than 70% of people with cognitive disabilities are unemployed. Digitability’s award-winning innovative approach is changing this statistic. Nearly 70% of our first cohort of graduates obtained meaningful employment.
LEVEL 1: INTERNET NAVIGATOR
Digitability uses technolgy as a hook to develop expressive and receptive language.
LEVEL 2: THE DIGITAL CITIZEN
Tech is not an isolated study; it is embedded in all of our independant living and work-ready skills.
LEVEL 3: TECH-SAVY AMBASSADOR
Tech is to employment as phonics is to reading.
LEVEL 4: PRIME PROFESSIONAL
‘‘75% of all jobs require some degree of tech literacy “ - DOL
Level 1 is designed to teach students basic tech concepts, while simultaneously developing their social and communication skills. Systematically exploring tech and socialization helps prepare students to navigate the social nuance of sharing online as well as the hidden social norms of a workplace.
Level 2 trains students to use industry-standard workplace technologies such as word processing, email, presentation, spreadsheets. Through work-simulations students deliver presentations, manage budgets, plan travel, problem solve and learn how to give and receive feedback in a workplace, while navigating the most common workplace boundaries.
Level 3 trains students in specific job roles as well as the company cultures that are commonly seen in today’s workplaces. Students develop tech routines and collaborate in and out of the cloud, strengthening their project management skills. Simultaneously, students learn how to showcase their skills to develop a sense of empowerment.
In Level 4, students package their online resume and work-ready portfolio to demonstrate the marketable tech and social skills they developed through the Digitability program. Fully prepared for the job-seeking process, students develop their self-advocacy plan for the workplace, equipping with them with the skills to obtain and sustain their employment.
Secondary Special Education Coordinator at Hill Freedman World Academy