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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 focuses on rural affairs issues across the country, about how this grant program will help change many lives in military communities. 

“Remote work opportunities are very important, especially for military spouses, because as they move around to support their loved ones it can be difficult to keep a long-term job,” said Denson. “If we train them and help them with job placements in digital positions, their job can move with them wherever they go.”

The $85,000 grant was announced at an event Connected Nation held at its Bowling Green office on Oct. 14, 2020. State Director of USDA Rural Development of Kentucky Hilda Legg and Fort Knox Garrison Commander Col. CJ King attended the event, as did other military representatives. 

“Potential participants who live in Kentucky and are interested in the program can go to and sign up to ask more questions,” said Denson. “We have already begun classes and passed 1,000 job placements. So if this sparks your interest, head over to our website and find out if this is a fit for you.”

Click the video below to watch the full interview with RFD-TV: