Comcast partnered recently with the Charleston County School District to host the first Parent University session of the school year. Parent University provides learning opportunities for families across the district in several subject areas. The purpose of the program is to equip parents with the skills and resources needed to support their children’s education and become more engaged in the learning process. The event also focused on Comcast’s Internet Essentials program, an initiative that allows underserved, eligible families to enjoy a low-cost broadband service.
The event was attended by nearly 100 area parents, as well as members of the educational community. Comcast facilitated several 45-minute courses focused on technology, and provided a session on resume building and interviewing skills. Specifically, courses included:
- iPhones, Smart Phones, and More: 21st Century Technology Gadgets for Communication and Information
- What’s New in Social Media
- Technology 201: Intro to iPad
- Online Educational Resources for Children and Parents
- Resume Building and Effective Interviewing: Strategies for Landing the “Dream Job”
Also present at the event were LaTisha Vaughn-Brandon, Assistant Associate Superintendent; Councilperson Rhonda Jerome of the City of North Charleston; and Dr. Brenda Nelson, Director of Community Outreach for Charleston Schools.