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The Digital Divide, the Workforce Gap, and other perspectives

Bay Area Council Poll
Data on Internet usage and on public opinion regarding education and other economic development concerns across the region

Logging on to the Internet Economy
And other special reports on the Internet economy and comparative economic performance in the region

Workforce Gap Study
Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network's provocative study of the workforce gap

Bridging the Gap: Information Technology Skills for a New Millennium
ITAA study on the workforce gap nationally

A Nation of Opportunity: Building America's 21st Century Workforce
A report of the 21st Century Workforce Commission

Americans in the Information Age Falling Through the Net
The Fedaral Government's most recent report on the digital divide (October, 2000).

The Closing the Digital Divide Website

Techforce Initiative Organizations
(Partial listing of project partners)

Techforce Initiative
A two-year National School-to-Work Office-funded collaboration between ITAA, NAB & EDC, this project will highlight and expand IT business involvement in School-to-Work (STW) or School-to-Careers (STC) nationwide

NWCET Logo Information Technology Association of America
The ITAA Web site provides information about the IT industry, its issues, association programs, publications, meetings, seminars and more
      > See the Workforce link for STC info
      > A long list of useful links

NAB Logo National Alliance of Business
The National Alliance of Business is a national business organization focused on increasing student achievement and improving the competitiveness of the workforce

AIM Logo Applied Information
Management Institute

(Omaha, Nebraska) The Applied Information Management (AIM) Institute is a not-for-profit membership organization created by a consortium of business, education and government entities to support and promote business growth related to information technology

CareerLink Logo CareerLink
(A project of AIM) Nebraska's premier employment & job resource Web site

SchooLink Logo SchooLink
(A project of AIM) Products and services designed to assist school districts in implementing and integrating technology

CATF Logo Capital Area Training Foundation
A non-profit, industry-led organization that brings educators and employers together for Greater Austin, Texas

Youth Tech Entrepreneurs
Prepares high school students for leadership and educational achievement by helping them apply academic, entrepreneurial, and technical skills to real-life problems in schools and businesses

Women in the IT Industry

San Francisco Women on the Web
The objectives and purposes of SF WoW are: to serve, educate, and empower members of the organization and other women on the Internet and in new media industries through professional development and support, expansive and diverse networking opportunities, and intensive community involvement.

Digital Eve, SF
DigitalEve SF. is Bay Area's newest resource for women interested in technology and new media. Also an international, non-profit women's networking group that's here to encourage, educate and empower women of all ages, education levels and interests. Technology Forum
The career success site for professional women in IT

Silicon Valley Women in Technology
Web site under construction

GraceNet was named after Grace Hopper, whose pioneering work in computer programming and cryptography provides inspiration and encouragement for women who work in computing and related fields. Gracenet's mission is to promote the contribution of women in technology and to leverage women's intellectual and creative capital for the betterment of society. GraceNet is the New Girl's Network bringing inspiration, support and funding to women in high technology.

Education / Curriculum

EWIT Logo Educators' Website for
Information Technology

A community of education & business partners reinventing IT education for learning & working
(a project of Education Development Center)

NWCET Logo Northwest Center for
Emerging Technologies

Advancing IT education to improve the supply, quality, and diversity of the IT workforce by preparing and educating versatile knowledge workers

MMAP Logo Middle School Mathematics
through Applications Project

MMAP curriculum materials & software make math relevant, accessible and successful for middle-school students

Health & Bioscience

Joint Healthcare Information Technology Alliance
AHIMA, AMIA, CHIM, CHIME and HIMSS joined together to form the Joint Healthcare Information Technology Alliance (JHITA) with the intent of pursuing a wide variety of objectives related to the common good of the Alliance membership
Healthcare Informatics is a monthly business magazine that provides timely, high-quality intelligence about information technology for the executives and managers on the IT decision-making team in healthcare facilities and organizations of every type
An e-health company founded to address the administrative inefficiencies of the healthcare industry's outdated payment systems

Skills and Jobs

All the right information for people interested in multimedia professions

ITCW Logo Information Technology Career World
The nation's only career magazine targeted to entry-level and professional information technology (IT) job seekers


Techforce Initiative
Women in IT
Education / Curriculum
IT and Healthcare
Skills and Jobs

(Updated 02/02/01)