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, …

How to “Pandemic Proof” the National Labor Force

Bowling Green, Ky. (September 3, 2020) – Congress, through the HEALS Act, is debating how to provide additional relief for Americans hit hard by the coronavirus shutdowns. We’ve all watched as things have seemed to move forward only to stall again. Responding to the overwhelming need of the American worker and American business right now is a tall order. The …

Digital Works Hit 1,000 Job Placements: Here’s How They Celebrated

Fort Campbell, Ky (August 12, 2020) – Last Thursday, Aug. 6, Digital Works (DW) and Connected Nation (CN) employees gathered to celebrate the major milestone of hitting 1,000 job placements. The celebration took place at the Digital Works location in Oak Grove, Ky., across from Fort Campbell, where classes for military spouses and veterans were launched in February 2020. The celebration …

Digital Works Celebrates 1,000 Job Placements for the Telework Training and Job Placement Program

Gov. Beshear, Second Lady Pence Join Us in Honoring Veteran Who Hit the Milestone Oak Grove, Ky (August 6, 2020) – Digital Works (DW) staff, graduates, and supporters gathered today to mark a major milestone for the digital training and career mentoring program: 1,000 job placements.  “Our Digital Works program was established in 2013 when we began to notice the …

1,000 Jobs and Counting: Digital Works Marks Milestone in Telework Training and Job Placement Program

Fort Campbell, Ky (July 27, 2020) – The digital training and career mentoring program Digital Works today marked a major milestone—1,000 job placements.  The 1000th job placement was filled by an Army veteran. Connected Nation, the national nonprofit that founded Digital Works, is hosting a virtual celebration on Thursday, Aug. 6, to celebrate the milestone, those who made it possible, …

How the Ohio County Economic Development Alliance is Helping Residents Find Work Amid COVID-19 Closures

Hartford, Ky. (June 04, 2020) – The Ohio County Economic Development Alliance (OCEDA) is celebrating the completion of its first all virtual Digital Works class. The program provides technology training and job placement assistance for online teleworking jobs—a critical part of workforce development. “We understand that families and individuals in Ohio County are looking for new opportunities,” said Jodi Ashby, Executive …

Digital Works Honored for New Site for Digital Skills Training and Job Placement Assistance

Virtual (May 21, 2020) – Digital Works (DW) launched a new, more user-friendly website in January 2020 to better help people reach their digital training and job placement goals. This week, the new website was honored by national organization PR News as a finalist for Site Redesign. You can find the website at www.digitalworksjobs.org. “We felt it was important to …