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InfoWorld: Clinton stresses importance of IT literacy

Jan 29, 1999, 00:04 (0 Talkback[s])

"We may have the lowest unemployment rate in 29 years, but we've got a quarter of a million high-wage jobs going vacant this day"

"Clinton gave an example of a 50-year old Arkansas worker who was afraid of losing his job because he was computer illiterate. The man enrolled in a training program, learned how to use computers, polished other skills, and got a raise instead of being fired, the president said."

"Clinton proposed spending $965 million on the three-part plan, which includes $20 million to develop technology -- including software and advanced research and development -- for adult learners; $70 million to increase access to English language proficiency courses; a new 10 percent tax credit for employers who create workplace literacy programs; and initiatives to start adult education and other learning strategies on local and state levels."

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