By Ryan Ottney
October 12, 2013
Ryan Scott Ottney
PDT Staff Writer
Connect Ohio is opening its newest Digital Works location in Portsmouth. Its first orientation will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Digital Works center, located in the lower level of the Community Action of Scioto County at 433 Third St., in Portsmouth.
Digital Works is a technology skills training program aimed at providing a link between 21st century workforce opportunities and community revitalization. The program provides mentoring and training to workers seeking employment and places them in quality teleworking jobs.
“The Digital Works locations currently open in Zanesville and Logan have seen remarkable success; 21 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 third location in Portsmouth 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.
The first orientation will be on Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. at the Digital Works center, located in the lower level of the Community Action of Scioto County at 433 Third St., in Portsmouth. All interested participants can register by calling the Digital Works location at 740-351-1953, or completing online application at www.digitalworksjobs.com.
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