Google Fiber has named 16 Digital Inclusion Fellows, one in each Google Fiber market, including literacy skills instructor James Butts in the Triangle. Butts will work the Triangle Literacy Council and the Kramden Institute to help design and implement programs to help adults learn digital skills.
Those range from teaching workplace skills to job seekers and how to take GEDs online to showing parents how to access their children’s grades online. The idea is for the digital fellows to act as catalysts in designing and creating programs that will outlive the fellowships.
Google Fiber will contribute approximately $1 million to cover salaries and benefits for fellows and stipends to fund digital inclusion programs.