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Blog // Connect Ohio

Veteran Exceeds Expectations at Digital Works

By COH Staff

  Written by Zach Gerhardt Kory Benedict has become an example of how the Digital Works training and job program is changing lives. He has taken every opportunity that Digital Works offers and capitalized greatly on it. He is a veteran, single dad, full-time student, and Digital Works West Union’s newest facilitator. The leadership and mentoring skills Benedict demonstrated are what made him a natural fit when the facilitator position became available. “Digital Works presents me with the flexibility to do what I want,” Benedict said.  “I am my own boss. If I need to watch my kids or study for a test, I can because Digital Works...

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Digital Works Summer Picnic

By COH Staff

By Zach Gerhardt Digital Works recently held a picnic at Lake Hope in Vinton County, Ohio for its staff and participants. Over 80 people came for the picnic and activities. The picnic served as a “summer get-together” and allowed participants and staff to get to know each other and share stories and experience of Digital Works. “We appreciate all of the hard work and effort that the Digital Works participants put in,” said Executive Director, Stu Johnson. “It was great to see all them have fun, relax, and come together.” Digital Works staff rewarded several participants with Certificates of Completion for finishing the Digital Works training...

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Connecting Communities With LiveOps

By Connected Nation

Our teams across the nation are working with local providers and governments to bridge the digital divide in underserved areas -- particularly across rural America. None of the progress we've made would be possible without great partners, like our friends at LiveOps!  They recently joined our Connect Iowa team for their annual Broadband Summit where they participated in our "Digital Job Creation" panel. This panel was facilitated through Digital Works, our program that offers training for the 21st century workforce as well as work placement. Digital Works has an established relationship with LiveOps as an agent recruiting partner. Once...

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Connect Ohio Holds Grand Opening of Digital Works in West Union

By Lyndsey Kleven

Connect Ohio held the grand opening of its newest Digital Works location in West Union on Friday, July 11. The event was held at the Digital Works facility at 111 West Main Street, with remarks from dignitaries and a tour of the center. Digital Works, an initiative of Connect Ohio, is a technology skills training program focused on providing a connection between twenty-first century workforce opportunities and community revitalization. The program provides mentoring and training to workers seeking employment and places them in quality teleworking jobs. “We are extremely excited about the job opportunities and training that...

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