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Tech4Employment

Needs Assessment:  

In summer 2015, engineering and social work students completed a community needs assessment in Franklinton.  During this needs assessment, the students found that unemployment is a large problem as well as a lack of job readiness services in the neighborhood.  The students also found that 74% of surveyed Franklinton residents use the internet daily and 74% primarily use their mobile phone for internet access.  Click here to see other findings from the Franklinton Needs Assessment.

Solution/Progress:

Knowing that low employment rates and lack of employment opportunity plague Franklinton as well as many underserved neighborhoods in Columbus, Tech4Community has been developing a resume-building mobile application which will be specifically designed to be accessible to homeless and low-income populations. The app will be user-friendly for those with little computer experience or formal education.