September 2018 Newsletter
Program Geared to Military Spouses, Veterans Launched
A press conference was held on September 4 in Elizabethtown to officially announce that Digital Works℠ (DW) classes are being offered near Fort Knox at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.
“During an era of historically low unemployment rates, due to their nomadic nature, military spouses still face crushing unemployment rates or wide wage gaps from underemployment compared with their civilian counterparts,” said Tom Ferree, Chairman & CEO, Connected Nation, during the press conference.
“The Defense Department has recently recognized this issue and has said that it has a national security component, stating that the high spouse unemployment rate ‘compromises the quality of life of military families and the readiness of the military force,’" he continued.
Meet Graduate John Wallace
Not long ago, John Wallace found himself in a bad situation: formerly incarcerated and looking for a way to start over. He decided to attend the Connected Nation program Digital Works with the hope of changing his life for the better.
“I have made my mistake, and all I was looking for was a chance,” said Wallace. “Digital Works has given me the opportunity for that chance, which makes a world of difference.”
Learn how Digital Works is helping him turn his life around and get a fresh start.
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Digital Works is an exceptional opportunity for communities and companies seeking cost effective information technology and call center training and job placement.
As local capacity builds, communities are able to leverage the workforce to recruit tech companies, not just traditional manufacturing facilities. Digital Works can help — but only if leaders in your area know about it.
Please help us spread the word by sharing details about this important program with community advocates, city and county leadership, and others in your area.