As the concept of community has moved beyond local to global and virtual, providing access and equitable space online is more important now than ever.
For those of us with technology access and education, it is difficult to imagine a day where you could not use the Internet. Whether it is the task of checking a movie time or the ability to gain information about vital government services, the Internet has moved from a luxury to a necessity for information gathering and sharing.
JobScout is trying to tackle the problem head on as a free resource that uses social gaming elements and rewards to create a friendly introduction to the Internet for jobseekers looking for help with getting started looking for work online. Here’s the website for http://jobscout.caltrail.com/ for more information.
With a user friendly, engaging, online platform that includes tools like a resume builder and job search tool, JobScout cuts through the “confusing maze of career training programs” to prepare empower jobseekers to pursue jobs in the growing science and technology industries.
JobScout is currently being piloted in public library branches in the Los Angeles, San Jose, Santa Cruz and Yolo counties. Though since it’s online, it can be accessed from home.