Thurston County Chamber Offers Digital Literacy Classes for Improved Digital Equity


Olympia, Wash. – As the world continues to move towards a more digital era, the importance of digital literacy has become increasingly apparent in communities worldwide. To address this need in Thurston County, the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that it will be offering Digital Literacy classes to improve digital equity in the region.

Digital Literacy measures an individual's knowledge of computer hardware, computer software, and the application of these technologies. The Thurston County Chamber aims to leave no one behind in this digital era and will be offering the NorthStar Digital Literacy self-paced learning path. The classes will be delivered in person, and a Digital Navigator will be available to provide live assistance and direct participants to learning resources.

"We understand that technology can be tough, and that's why we're here to help," said Krystal Barkus, Vice President of Operations at the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce. "Our goal is to ensure that everyone in our community has access to the skills and resources they need to navigate the digital world."

Upcoming Digital Literacy classes will be held at various locations throughout Thurston County, including Peer Olympia, Olympia Timberland Regional Library, Lacey Veteran's Services Hub, Senior Services for South Sound, Yelm TimberlandRegional Library, and Will Booth T3 Tribal Technology Training. The classes are open to all, and no prior experience is necessary.

For more information about the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce Digital Literacy classes and a complete schedule of upcoming classes, please visit the Chamber's website or contact them at (360) 357-3362. Digital Literacy is offered in partnership with Timberland Regional Library, the Nisqually Indian Tribe and Sensory Toolhouse.

Editor’s Note: The above was sent to The JOLT by Thurston County Chamber Foundation on May 9, 2023.


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