Ribbon Cutting for Jobs Program Facility Slated for Dec. 5

A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for noon, Dec. 5, for the Digital Works program at the Thorn Hill Education Center, 700 Leslie Avenue.

Digital Works, an initiative of ConnectKentucky parent organization Connected Nation, helps connect people to twenty-first century jobs by offering customer service and technology training, while utilizing broadband technology for inbound customer service for global corporations. At the end of training, workers log in to work as “inbound customer service representatives.” The training provides continued mentoring with opportunities for advanced placement for upward mobility. This is work that can be done from home and eventually at the Digital Works center. The program, launched in June 2013 in Ohio, has already placed more than 250 Ohioans into jobs, with many more expected in the coming months.
The Thorn Hill program is the first Digital Works center outside of Ohio.

Thorn Hill offers adult education GED preparation, along with Family Literacy, English as a Second Language, and is a Pearson Vue Test Center for Franklin and surrounding counties. Approximately 500 students are served by these programs annually. The Digital Works program located in the Thorn Hill Education Center will provide both Thorn Hill students and residents of Franklin, Anderson, Woodford, and Scott counties with an opportunity for employment after a 144 hour facilitated training program.
In addition, AT&T Kentucky has agreed to be the Telecommunications Provider Sponsor for the Thorn Hill Digital Works Center.

“The jobs of the future will require access to a robust communications infrastructure across Kentucky,” said Hood Harris, AT&T Kentucky president. “It’s critical that our elected leaders take the necessary steps to make Kentucky the connected Commonwealth we need it to be so that our children and grandchildren will be able to take advantage of training programs like the Digital Works training initiative.”

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