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Rural Workforce Network Webinar

What: Learn all about new programs from USU Extension and the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity that can help your business succeed in remote work adoption.
When: Wednesday, July 14, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM MDT
Where: Your home office

     

Negotiating Your Remote Work Arrangements

What: Learn how to successfully negotiate remote or flexible work arrangements with your boss.

When: Wednesday, July 21, 2021   |   12:00 PM – 1:00 PM MDT

Where: Your home office

     

USU Extension ROI Program Receives National Award
Utah State University Extension’s Rural Online Initiative (ROI) program received the Creative Excellence Award from the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP) at their 2021 annual conference in May.
     

Millions are using a free skills program to find unexpected career opportunities in a challenging time
Justine Salazar took the Rural Online Initiative's Certified Remote Work Professional and says the training provided the “extra shine” on her resume that — with the help of a career coach through the program — helped her land her “dream job” as a community liaison for WorkSource. This opportunity really changes so much for me and the boys." She has tackled more debt, refinanced her car, and is saving for a house. 
     

Mining jobs are becoming remote jobs―thanks to Utah State Legislature
How do you go from driving a semi-truck or working as a waiter at Denny’s to a remote job? 

William Kremin of Vernal had been searching for a full-time job since he was laid off from pumping oil at Pilot Logistics in 2015. “Here in the Uinta Basin, the economy is so low. It’s very hard to find any kind of job,” he says. “Over the last few years, the oil fill has taken a hard downturn. It’s affected everything. After working part-time at Denny’s for a year and a half, Kremin caught word of the Rural Online Initiative. Hoping it would expand his horizons, he completed the course and was recently hired full-time at Concentrix. “I can’t tell you what it means to me to land a full-time job again. For the longest time, I thought I wouldn’t be able to find anything unless I moved to the Wasatch Front.”

     
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