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Blog // Connect Ohio

Electronics Recycling Event

By Lyndsey Kleven

Join Community Computer Alliance and Connect Ohio on Saturday April 12, 2014 from 11:00am – 2:00pm, for an electronics recycling event! There is no fee for turning in equipment and all electronic data and personal information from computers is professionally erased by a secured 3 pass scrub of the hard drives. Community Computer Alliance offers workforce development to clients of partner organizations, which includes Embracing Autism, Food for Good Thought, and Greenleaf Training Services, Inc. Participants learn valuable job skills through dismantling, sorting, and rebuilding electronics, and training in workplace environment...

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Technology for Ohio’s Tomorrow and Connect Ohio Hold Inaugural “Tech Lobby Day”

By Lyndsey Kleven

Technology for Ohio’s Tomorrow (TOT) and Connect Ohio held the first ever Tech Lobby Day at the Ohio Statehouse Museum Gallery on Wednesday focusing on “Telling the Story of Broadband.” The goal was to demonstrate to legislators and key staff how broadband is leading to innovation in all aspects of the Ohio economy. To highlight that point, the organizers invited eight key companies/organizations to highlight those innovations. Over 75 Ohio legislators attended the event.  “This event helped connecting the dots on how broadband technology is coming to affect different parts of Ohio’s economy,” said TOT Executive Director Nathan Slonaker...

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Video: Digital Works Advancement-Go Beyond the Entry Level

By Lyndsey Kleven

One aspect that makes Digital Works unique is the degree of advancement opportunities that it provides for its participants. Digital Works thrives when participants choose to embrace these opportunities. The entry-level position guaranteed upon completion of the initial training program is the level-one opportunity, consisting of taking incoming customer service calls for a multitude of various businesses. Stemming from this opportunity, the level-two position puts candidates working on dedicated phone lines for specific companies. “I do like the idea of being dedicated to certain companies, that way I know when the calls come in and I know...

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Key FCC action to advance the reform of the E-rate program

By Connected Nation

The Federal Communications Commission released yesterday a Public Notice (PN) requesting further comment regarding the E-rate program modernization reform. The E-rate program provides funding to support the  telecommunications and Internet access needs of schools and libraries across the nation. This new item advances the reform launched by the FCC on July 2013 (see E-rate Modernization NPRM) and sets the stage for the implementation of Chairman Wheeler’s vision for the reform of the program as advanced in his speech of February 5, 2014 (see White House and FCC Advance Plans to Connect America’s Schools and...

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