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 …

New Funds for Career Readiness Program Help Military Spouses and Veterans Find Remote Jobs

Bowling Green, Ky (November 6, 2020) – USDA Rural Development of Kentucky is providing funds for a career mentoring and job training program for people living in rural areas. Through the Digital Works program, the year-long grant will specifically support job placement assistance for veterans and military families.  Connected Nation Director of Communications Jessica Denson spoke with RFD-TV, a broadcast group that …

Connected Nation Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council

Washington, DC (October 19, 2020) – Connected Nation won a Gold Rank for its Digital Works Website, a project in the category of Special Purpose Website of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).  The honor was presented last week at an awards ceremony during the IEDC Annual Conference. IEDC’s Excellence in Economic Development Awards recognize the world’s best economic development …

USDA Rural Development Announces Funding for Digital Job Training Program for Military Spouses, Veterans, and Families

Bowling Green, Ky. (October 14, 2020) – USDA Rural Development of Kentucky announced today a nearly $85,000 grant to support Connected Nation’s Digital Works program in the state. “Rural development is here to create an improved economy and quality of life for rural communities across the state of Kentucky.” said Hilda Legg, State Director of Kentucky for USDA Rural Development, …