The fourth industrial revolution is underway – a revolution marked by automation and digital disruption that will change how we learn, work and play. George Brown College is a proud founding partner of a Toronto-wide digital literacy effort to ensure people have access to tools and training to stay on top of technological innovations.
Toronto Mayor John Tory proclaimed May 31, 2018 as the city's first Digital Literacy Day, which saw the City of Toronto and the Toronto Public Library partner with local companies and organizations to deliver more than 100 free events for people of all ages across the city.
George Brown delivered basic training in digital literacy, cyber security for beginners and entrepreneurship via video to libraries across Toronto. Our School of Computer Technology engaged students from across the Toronto District School Board to help teach coding and computer technologies. And, our School of Continuing Education launched a Cybersecurity course.
"At George Brown College, we are educators and city-builders," George Brown College's Vice-President, Strategy and Innovation, Rick Huijbregts wrote in a recent blog post. "It is our job to help develop and elevate all literacies (including human, data, and digital) and to make sure that we prepare our students for the jobs of tomorrow in order for us all to take be equal part in a thriving economy."