Intelligent Rural Communities (MIRC)
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
(DEED) and the Blandin Foundation’s Minnesota Intelligent Rural Communities
(MIRC) have developed Digital Literacy training funded by U.S. Department of
Commerce Broadband Technology Opportunities Grant (BTOP).
MIRC Digital Literacy is a series of free self-guided lessons designed to teach
basic computer skills within the context of job search and career enhancement.
These skills are based on the skills defined by the Northstar Digital Literacy
Task Force and cover: basic computer, Internet, email, word processing and the
Microsoft Windows ™ Operating System.
The self-guided, scenario-based lessons provide learners with the opportunity
to learn how to use a computer in a safe and supportive environment. These
lessons are currently being used to provide digital literacy training to
clients with minimal oversight required by ABE teachers, librarians, colleges
and WorkForce Center staff.
In this webinar, you will learn:
• What skills are taught in the MIRC Digital Literacy training,
• How can you access the lessons for clients who need basic computer skills,
• How can you “quick link” to specific skills based on client needs,
• What additional resources are provided and how these might be used in your
• How the digital literacy training corresponds to the Creative Job
Search Workshop [offered by DEED] and to the Northstar Digital
You will also learn about updates being made to the MIRC Digital Literacy Training and have
the opportunity to view a demonstration of the lessons.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information
about joining the webinar.