How Connected Nation is tackling the high rates of unemployment among military spouses and veterans

Frankfort, KY (June 16, 2021) – The nation’s military spouses face some of the highest unemployment rates in the country. Recognizing the need to take action Connected Nation (CN), through its Digital Works (DW) program has been  working to change that.  This afternoon, CN Chairman & CEO, Tom Ferree, along with Executive Vice President of Planning and Development, Chris Pedersen, …

State and local leaders just got more than $350 billion in federal funding. This is how it can help veterans, military spouses

Fort Campbell and Louisville, Kentucky (June 7, 2021) – Our nation’s leaders have an unprecedented opportunity to help veterans and military spouses in their states, counties and cities, but only if they act now. The Coronavirus State and Local Recovery Funds recently allocated $350 billion across states, territories and tribal governments to be used for COVID-related economic recovery activities. Before …

Groundbreaking partnership with US State Department to get New Zealand’s Northland remote work ready

Digital Works to lead digital training and job placement assistance project as part of international partnership between US and NZ Northland, New Zealand and Bowling Green, Kentucky (March 9, 2021) – The US State Department and the Far North District Council in New Zealand are funding “Connected Northland”—a new program focused on providing flexible digital training and job placement assistance …

Wham! Connected Nation’s greatest hits of 2020

By Jessica Denson, Communications DirectorConnected Nation Bowling Green, KY (December 14, 2020) – Every year, during the holidays, my friends circulate this ridiculous challenge — try not to be “Whammed!” Basically, the person who goes the longest without hearing the original version of “Last Christmas” by Wham! wins. We’re not the only ones. The challenge is so popular that it …

USDA Rural Development Announces Funding for Connected Nation Digital Works Training Program

Bowling Green, Ky (November 6, 2020) – USDA Rural Development of Kentucky announced funding to enhance career mentoring as well as job training in rural communities through the Digital Works program. Kentucky State Director for USDA Rural Development Hilda Legg spoke with RFD-TV about how this initiative will support veterans and military spouses across Kentucky.  “Our country owes so much to our military families …