The Dismal Career Opportunities for Military Spouses

Editor’s Note: The Atlantic has done a great job in the below report illustrating the plight our nation’s military families face. Many military spouses are struggling to find stable, well-paying jobs simply because their husbands or wives are active duty. Connected Nation recognized this need and, in late 2018, launched a version of our job training and placement program, Digital …

Let’s Get Digital: Connected Nation Takes Part in New Zealand Digital Skills Conference

Wellington, New Zealand (March 27, 2019) – When it comes to digital skills, Connected Nation (CN) knows well the opportunities developing digital training programs can provide communities. The nonprofit launched the Digital Works program nearly six years ago after recognizing the need for training and job placement that met the needs of an evolving workplace. Today, Chris Pedersen, Vice President …

Greetings from New Zealand: Connected Nation Takes Its Mission International

Whangarei, New Zealand (March 25, 2019) – Connected Nation is taking part in a week-long exchange program dubbed “Getting Connected New Zealand Outbound.”  The program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Office of Citizen Exchanges, was organized by World Learning. World Learning works to equip individuals and institutions to address the world’s most pressing problems through “experiential learning, leadership development, inclusive …

$1.25 million earmarked for broadband, library, park

Published by The Indiana Gazette on February 28, 2019 One day, youngsters in the farthest, most remote corners of Indiana County will log onto the internet from their own homes and, at the same lightning-fast speeds already enjoyed for years by internet users in Indiana, do their research on state Sen. Don White’s service to the 41st District. White’s efforts, …

Midwest states show progress in rural connectivity

Published by Forum News Service on February 27, 2019 By Jenny Schlecht Precision agriculture experts talk about a lot of possibilities for technology in agriculture. Things such as sensors for irrigation and plant health could help farmers keep on top of their crops and stretch their resources. But in many places, implementing such technologies will take something farmers have no …

Rural Infrastructure

Published by Progressive Farmer on February 25, 2019  By Emily Unglesbee In with the new, onward with the old — that is the unique challenge facing rural America’s infrastructure needs. On the one hand, rural citizens and agricultural communities are suffering for lack of reliable, high-speed internet that they need to compete and survive economically. On the other hand, much …

Connected Nation Applauds Creation of American Workforce Policy Advisory Board

Bowling Green, Ky. (February 13, 2019) – Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and presidential adviser Ivanka Trump announced today the creation of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. The board is comprised of leaders from the private and public sectors including the CEOs of Apple and IBM, the head of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, …