DETROIT – Stu Johnson, Vice President of Digital Works, joins the Internet Advisor to share an important event for citizens of Newaygo in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula north of Grand Rapids.  It is a great example of why it is so important to connect our rural communities to high speed Internet at reasonable cost points.

Digital Works (DW) celebrated the launch of its newest program in Michigan on July 20 with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony open to the public. The event brought together current students, program graduates, and stakeholders of Digital Works at The Stream, located at 1 State Road in Newaygo.

The Connected Nation program launched in April and provides training, digital literacy, and customer service skills, as well as job placement assistance and mentorship. The training program is offered at no charge to residents of Newaygo County, thanks to a two-year grant from the Fremont Area Community Foundation.

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