By Mackenzie Burn
Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer
Mayor Brandon Scott announced on Monday that Microsoft is partnering with Baltimore city to expand digital skill courses to residents and city employees.
The Baltimore City Office of Information and Technology will this week provide different programming and event opportunities for a variety of children and adults. These events and courses can be accessed through the city’s website, he said.
Digital literacy will be taught to residents where they can practice online safety. Courses will be available in 13 different languages.
“Digital skills are becoming increasingly important in our world, and expanding the resources available to our students, families, and employees to improve and build those skill sets is essential, ” Scott said.
“As the pandemic has shown us, digital skills are necessary to traverse the new norm,” said spokesman Todd Carter. “These resources supplied through the Microsoft partnership will help residents engage with a digital economy and positively impact their quality of life.”
Senior citizens and public housing residents also will be given the opportunity to participate in the Microsoft Digital Literacy courses with the Baltimore City Department of Parks and Recreation, Baltimore City Health Department, and Housing Department, officials said.