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InfoWorld: Clinton stresses importance of IT literacy

“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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