Capital One Future Edge

Over 140 Microlearning® lessons on 10 essential digital skills that all 21st century workers need to perform their best.

Digital literacy for all

Technology is changing our world. It has broken down barriers and unleashed opportunities like never before. It has also transformed our economy, redefining the skills needed to succeed.

In partnership with Grovo, Capital One has developed a free and open digital literacy program. This course gives everyone access to the digital skills needed for today's middle-skill roles — jobs that don't require a bachelor's degree, but pay above the national living wage.

The 10 core digital competencies

  • Computer fundamentals
  • Searching
  • Microsoft Word
  • Digital communication
  • Digital etiquette
  • Security
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Focus at work
  • LinkedIn & personal branding

Want to see what we mean? Peek some of the best lessons from FutureEdge

Create Strong passwords

Navigate the Word interface

How do search engines work?

Transition between slides

Navigate the Excel layout

What is an operating system?

What is an app?

What is driving your attention shifts?

Practice good Twitter etiquette

Share files with others

Bridging the digital skills gap

The digital skills gap is the divide between the digital skills needed for a job, and the skills employees possess.

Capital One and Burning Glass Technologies recently conducted a nationwide analysis of the digital skills gap in the middle-skill job market — which represents 39% of all U.S. jobs. Among the key findings:


Over 7 in 10 of these jobs require digital skills

Digitally-intensive jobs have grown more than twice as fast as other jobs.


Digitally-intensive jobs pay average wages 18% higher than other jobs.

President Barack Obama

National League of Cities Annual Conference

March 9th, 2015

When these tech jobs go unfilled, it's a missed opportunity for low-wage workers who could transform their earnings potential with just a little bit of training.

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