Recent university graduates are encountering employers who not only prefer strong digital literacy but require it. It isn’t enough to have a few isolated digital skills. Young job seekers must demonstrate that they can find creative strategies to solve digital problems.
According to the American Library Association, digital literacy is “the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills.” But many young people, especially those who are part of traditionally underserved populations, are leaving campuses with little technology knowledge. A concerning number of college graduates are simply not prepared to join the modern workforce.