Military spouse’s career thrives thanks to remote work opportunities

Digital Works, a Connected Nation initiative, Women’s History Month blog series Fort Campbell, Kentucky (March 24, 2022) — The pandemic has changed so much about how we live our lives, including the way we work and earn a living. The shift to work-from-home brought many challenges, and presented opportunities at the same time. Lawanda Little was able to take advantage …

Chasing a dream: military spouse finds a way to pursue career goals while taking care of her family

Digital Works, a Connected Nation initiative, Women’s History Month blog series Fort Campbell, Kentucky (March 17, 2022) – As a kid, how did you answer the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Now imagine that, against the odds and after interruptions beyond your control, you achieve your dream. That is the story of military spouse …

Own your reality: Military spouse encourages women to step out of career comfort zones

Digital Works, a Connected Nation initiative, Women’s History Month blog series Fort Campbell, Kentucky (March 10, 2022) – The path to employment can be filled with twists, turns, and unexpected hurdles. This journey can be especially challenging for military spouses due to constant moving around, living in communities with limited growth-focused career opportunities, and the often-overlooked responsibilities that fall on …

Connected Nation seeks Kentucky veterans to take part in no-cost digital skills and job placement assistance program, classes begin March 14

Digital Works program connects participants with high-demand telework professions across the country Fort Campbell, Kentucky (March 3, 2022) – Digital Works (DW), a program developed by the national nonprofit Connected Nation (CN), is helping Kentucky veterans get back into the workforce or develop new skillsets for better jobs by providing digital jobs training and placement assistance at no cost to participants. All of …

Connected Nation and GS2 Government Solution and Services to host webinar on new career advancement program

Fort Campbell, KY (February 9, 2022) – Are you a member of the military community looking to grow professionally, boost your skill set, and get access to flexible work positions? Then you have come to the right place! Digital Works, Connected Nation’s digital skills and job placement initiative, and Government Solutions and Services GS2 have partnered with CareerStep to offer …

101 Graduates: Celebrating a major Digital Works milestone at Fort Campbell hub — home of the 101st Screaming Eagles

Providing digital job training and placement for veterans, military spouses in the midst of the pandemic Fort Campbell, KY (July 13, 2021) – Last week, Digital Works (DW), a Connected Nation (CN) initiative, celebrated a huge accomplishment: officially training 101 graduates out of its Fort Campbell, Kentucky hub. The Digital Works program at Fort Campbell provides digital jobs training and …

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 …