digitalLIFT: Professional Development Training

Help Your Community Get Connected to the Internet

Need a LIFT? digitalLIFT is a capacity-building initiative which includes an online-learning platform designed for nonprofits looking to promote digital equity in their communities. Agency members can complete the course training at their own pace.

Why digitalLIFT?

If your organization wants to help clients get connected to the internet, don’t reinvent the wheel! Community Tech Network is a proven leader in the field of digital equity and we’re here to share all that we have learned over the past 15 years. We’ll give your organization a roadmap and provide the tools, knowledge, and support to successfully implement sustainable digital equity initiatives in your community.

“It was such a gift to have Community Tech Network come into our lives during the pandemic.”

— Suzanne Anderson, Executive Director of AGE of Central Texas

Our Innovative digitalLIFT Course Offerings:

Affordable Connectivity Program Training

The ACP is a government program which offers low-income households internet subsidies. Part one of the series (free) provides an overview of the ACP. Part two ($50) includes advanced training to become an ACP Enrollment Specialist.

Train the Trainer

If you’re planning to offer digital literacy courses in your organization, this is for you. We will train your staff about the digital divide, adult learning principles, and some of our proven training techniques so you can best serve your clients.

Digital Navigators

Looking to learn more about Digital Navigators? This training series includes everything your organization needs to start training your staff and/or volunteers as Digital Navigators.

Looking for More? 

If you need more than online training, we’re here to help! We offer digitalLIFT program bundles that include tailored support as you develop your digital equity initiatives. As part of these packages, CTN will answer questions and provide you with advice, coaching, oversight and support. We’ll also guide you to the necessary resources and connect your agency with a community of like-minded organizations that are working to eliminate the digital divide. We have created curriculum (available in eight languages) for multiple devices and can also create a customized curriculum for your digital literacy courses!

We also have a library of options that can be licensed by your agency in one-year increments.

For more information or to build a customized training program or curriculum, fill out our Partner Application or contact our team at