ST. LOUIS, Mo., March 27, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The OASIS Institute received a $500,000 contribution from AT&T that will help narrow the technology skills gap for adults over 50.
Older Americans are going online more than ever, but still lag behind the overall adult population when it comes to internet usage. According to a 2012 report of the Pew Internet and American Life Project, 53 percent of American adults over 65 were online, compared to 82 percent for all.
AT&T’s support will enable OASIS to expand its Connections technology training program, update curriculum and increase workplace skills training to help bring more mature adults up to speed.
“Technology impacts every area of our life – how we communicate, work, manage our health, access services and connect with our communities,” said Marcia Kerz, president of The OASIS Institute. “By helping older adults improve their technology skills, we’re helping them take advantage of all that technology has to offer,