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Miami To Offer Training, Computers To Elderly

MIAMI (CBS4) – Some Miami Seniors will be getting free computers thanks to The City of Miami's TEAM project.

The Technology Education and Access Model, or TEAM, project in partnership with the Elevate Miami and Miami-Dade Broadband Coalition, AT&T, and Per Scholars Inc., linked arms to provide basic computer training to the city's senior and working age citizens.

Those who complete the course may qualify for  a refurbished computer and a free year of AT&T Internet access, according to a City of Miami statement.

About 119 people from low-income neighborhoods are expected to benefit from the initiative.

Elevate Miami prepares residents and Miami businesses for a leadership positions in the global economy by establishing public and private partnerships that facilitate affordable technology, including mobile and low-cost internet access, employable skill sets and economic opportunities for all Miamians.

The City of Miami recognizes how digital literacy impacts employment, education, civic engagement, and day-to-day life, and all citizens should have access to this gateway of opportunity.

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