Digital Works a sustainable job creation program bringing technology-based jobs to local communities
WOODSFIELD – Connect Ohio is opening its newest Digital Works location in Woodsfield, located at 47084 Black Walnut Parkway. Digital Works is a technology skills training program aimed at providing a link 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. Digital Works Woodsfield will hold its first orientation session Thursday, October 24, at 3 p.m. in the Monroe County Department of Jobs and Family Service (JFS) center, located at 100 Home Avenue in Woodsfield.
“The Digital Works locations currently open in Zanesville and Logan have seen remarkable success; 26 participants have completed the training and been offered employment,” said Stu Johnson, executive director of Connect Ohio. “Proving the success through our job numbers is a strong indicator for the program; however, the greatest impact that Digital Works is having is on the participants’ lives after helping them to secure employment. We are thrilled to be opening our fourth location in Woodsfield to connect even more people to jobs.”
Using a digital learning model, the Digital Works program trains, places, and mentors high-quality business process candidates and locates co-working centers in rural America settings where job demand is high, few employers exist, and the cost of living is the lowest. Upon successful completion of training, trainees are placed in a position that matches their skills and interest. Structuring partnerships in the local communities is the backbone of the Digital Works program and is providing the success to get people employed.
Digital works is currently taking applicants for the program and they can register at http://www.driveyourlearning.org/digital_works_sign_up.php.
To join the Digital Works training program and start your new career:
Digital Works Woodsfield will be holding weekly orientation on Tuesdays, starting October 29, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Monroe County Department of JFS Center located at 100 Home Avenue in Woodsfield. All interested participants can register by calling the Digital Works location at (740) 221-1216 or completing the online application: http://digitalworksjobs.org/
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About Connect Ohio: Connect Ohio, a division of Connected Nation, is a leading technology organization committed to bringing affordable high-speed Internet and broadband-enabled resources to all Ohioans. Connect Ohio effectively raises the awareness of the value of broadband and works to improve technology access, adoption, and use through its programs. Connect Ohio is a nonprofit, technology-neutral public-private partnership. For more information about what Connect Ohio is doing to accelerate technology in Ohio’s communities, visit http://www.connectohio.org. Follow Connect Ohio on Facebook and Twitter.