It will "take a village" - as the saying goes - to bridge the digital divide and build an inclusive, equitable digital ecosystem. UME Marylanders Online recognizes that no one organization can provide all the tools and assistance required to foster digital inclusion. This page contains a selectively curated list of organizations and resources external to UME to fill in these gaps. The following resources offer opportunities for digital skills certification and training, and can be used by partners and the general public to build their computer and tech skills. These resources are not maintained by UME Marylanders Online.

TechGoesHome Learning

A Massachusetts-based digital skills organization offering training for small businesses, grades 1-12 students, families, and partners.

TechGoesHome Learner's Page

Applied Digital Skills by Google

Google has a vast library of free digital skills training videos for students, families, teachers, and anyone looking to improve their computer skills.

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GCF Global | Learn your future

From Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math, and more— offers more than 200 topics, including more than 2,300 lessons, more than 2,000 videos, and more than 50 interactives and games, completely free.

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External Resources by Northstar

Northstar has curated a list of external resources for developing essential skills in computers, software, and using technology in everyday life: social media, career searches, and more.

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Grow with Google

Get the right skills to reach new opportunities

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Future Learn

A paid service offerings thousands of online courses from top universities and specialist organizations in topics from coding and programming to AI and robotics.

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FreeCodeCamp is a 501(c)(3) organization that offers a community-based learning platform and 100% free, project-based coding courses and verified certifications.

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