Bridging the Digital Divide in Rural Communities

Future Skills Need to be a Blend of Tech and Tradition

Why It Matters

With practically every job now, and certainly in the future, requiring digital literacy and proficiency in technology, the lack of tangible resources and infrastructure to support Indigenous students in the acquisition of digital skills is particularly consequential.

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