HUD sponsored

2021 ConnectHomeUSA - Preparing Jobseekers for a Digital Economy


February 23, 2021 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST



The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown millions of low-income Americans out of work and jolted millions of existing workers with new demands for digital skills. From home health to retail, construction to food services, many industries have undergone 5-10 years of technological change in a matter of months. In this webinar, participants found out how public housing advocates can help residents adapt to this changing labor market.

This webinar is part of a webinar series that aimed to help ConnectHomeUSA participating communities achieve their goals in connecting households to broadband and assisting communities in their digital inclusion and digital literacy efforts. View all webinars in the ConnectHomeUSA Webinar Series.

Training Objectives


  • Learned about key federal policies that help people upskill and reskill
  • Understood how to identify potential collaborators in their communities
  • Received data about Americans' digital skills gap and how to help workers overcome those gaps

Who Should Attend?

This webinar was intended for Public Housing Authority (PHA) staff and community members responsible for ConnectHomeUSA program implementation. Community members from non-ConnectHomeUSA communities interested in bridging the digital divide for PHA or other HUD-assisted housing programs were welcomed to attend.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Caila Prendergast | cprendergast@enterprisecommunity.org

Tags: ConnectHome COVID-19

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