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Get Help Brushing Up on Your Digital Skills

Update your tech skills with free how-to videos, guided courses, and other helpful resources.

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Older adults attend a free Digital Skills Ready@50+ training.

Digital Skills Are Important

No matter what kind of work you do, you need to be current on the latest technologies. AARP Foundation created the Digital Skills Ready@50+™ initiative to meet a pressing need: digital skills training for people over 50 who are living with low income.

This free program provides on-demand training in the digital essentials needed to find and secure a job, change careers, or explore entrepreneurship.

New Tech Skills Can Lead to Higher-Paying Jobs

Research shows that older workers who are skilled in the latest technologies have significantly higher earnings than those who aren't and are better positioned to compete for the jobs of the future.

According to the National Skills Coalition, workers who qualify for jobs that require even one digital skill can earn an average of 23% more than in a job requiring none. What’s more, moving from a job requiring no digital skills to a job requiring at least three can increase pay by an average of 45%.

Get Free Tech Training Today

If you’re over 50 and on a tight budget, learning some new digital skills may make you a more attractive job candidate for higher-paying jobs. Explore free courses and workshops you can do anytime online, including:

  • Practical and creative uses for Google Workspace
  • Best practices for protecting your information online

Prepare for today's job market and learn new digital workplace skills with Digital Skills Ready@50+.

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Feeling overwhelmed by learning new technology? Get the basics down with classes you can complete online at your own pace.