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Blog // Connect Alaska

New Program Aims to Expand Technology to Native Villages

By Jeremy Thacker

Connect Alaska is joining with the Association of Alaska School Boards (AASB) in an effort bring new digital skills to rural Alaska! Alaska Natives are often left behind when it comes to digital skills. But a new pilot program is designed to change all that. AASB representatives are now going into six different bush villages to begin bridging the gap that’s currently leaving entire communities without the tools they need to prosper. The AASB representatives are traveling to the selected villages several times during the school year to conduct week-long teacher workshops on broadband technology and how to use the Internet. Village school...

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