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Training program to help teach 21st century job skills

Ohio has used program to find jobs for 200 people

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 25, 2014) — ConnectKentucky and Thorn Hill Education Center are partnering for a training program that uses technology to help connect people to 21st century jobs for Thorn Hill students and residents of Franklin, Anderson, Woodford, Scott, Owen, Henry and Shelby counties.

Application for employmentDigital Works, which will be in place in August at Thorn Hill’s Frankfort location at 700 Leslie Avenue, offers a 144-hour facilitated training program that teaches 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.

Work can be done from home or at the Digital Works center.

The program, launched in June 2013 in Ohio, has already placed about 200 Ohioans into jobs.

Thorn Hill offers adult education GED preparation, along with Family Literacy, English as a Second Language classes, and is a Pearson Vue Test Center for Franklin and surrounding counties. Approximately 500 students