Alexey Morov, Community Tech Network’s training manager, sees his work as a way to both combine his various skill sets and continue his family legacy of working to bridge the digital divide.
Alexey, who moved to the U.S. from Russia in 2020, has an impressive business background, having earned his MBA and managed his own company. He also has his Ph.D. in education and brings extensive experience in the field of nonprofits. In fact, he helped launch the Big Brother, Big Sister program in Russia in the early 2000s!
“Working with CTN is the logical continuation of my storyline,” he says. By combining my understanding of people, business, and education, I feel that I can really make a positive impact on the organization.”
As training manager, Alexey is responsible for hiring skilled instructors to work in the various languages and locations in which CTN offers programs. He also oversees the work of the instructors. “I try to build a culture in which all the instructors feel respected and appreciated,” he says. “I constantly message and talk to all of them. I provide emotional support as they share success stories and feedback from their work.”
Alexey is no stranger to the field of digital inclusion, as his mother does similar work. She operates a training center in Russia which teaches older adults various skills, including digital literacy.
Going forward, Alexey is optimistic regarding the digital divide. He says, “I think that in 10 to 15 years, everyone will hopefully have basic digital skills, like at least knowing how to turn on and off a device and how to use tools like Google and Zoom. However, organizations like CTN will still be necessary to teach more advanced digital skills that are becoming necessary, like searching for jobs, connecting with family and friends, reading news articles, and even expressing one’s creativity online.”