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Blog // Connect Ohio

STUDY: Connecting Ohio Can Mean Billions of Dollars in Benefits If Done Right

By Jessica Denson

Ohio is ahead of the curve when it comes to high-speed broadband Internet access. Ninety-two percent of those living in the Buckeye State have access, but connecting the more than 1 million who are still unserved or underserved would mean a one- to two-billion dollar economic impact, conservatively—benefiting Ohio’s communities, businesses, and families. That’s according to a study just released from The Ohio State University’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics. In it, the study’s authors point to one of the biggest barriers to connecting all Ohioans—a lack of coordination of efforts. “Ohio leaders need to...

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Will you join us?

By Connected Nation

Today, millions across the United States will join together to give back and help others through the “Giving Tuesday” initiative. The goal is simple, but profound: in this season of giving, we celebrate generosity and charity by working together to help others.Digital Works is a revolutionary effort that trains people and connects them with good, skilled jobs. The initiative is a sustainable job creation program bringing technology-based jobs to the unemployed.Our program is made possible by generous supporters who have helped us grow and provide: Training for the 21st Century Workforce Job Seeker Mentorship & Placement Teleworking...

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Digital Works Creates Fast Track Program

By Abby Mayer

The Digital Works facility in Logan County introduced the new “fast track” option October 15.  The “fast track” option provides attendees with quicker program training and the ability for individuals to find job opportunities faster.  The new program is intended for people who have previous experience with technology and customer service. The Digital Works program in Logan County began in August of 2013.  Since then, the program has impacted many lives through helping connect people with the skills and employers in order to work from their own home.  The four- to six-week program focuses on customer service training....

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Digital Works Inspiring Students: Roy Goddard

By COH Staff

Roy Goddard is a great example of how Digital Works is inspiring the lives of others.  Roy is from Scio, Ohio and is currently attending the training at the Digital Works Carrollton facility.  He is married and has three children at home.  Roy’s limited work history resulted from staying at home with his autistic son for 11 years.  Roy became aware of the Digital Works program after meeting Lisa Porter, the Carrollton Digital Works facilitator, at a job fair in Tuscarawas County.  He soon became involved in the program and has been thriving ever since. Lisa recalled how quiet and reserved Roy was when he first...

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