Remote Work Will Fuel Rural Washington Growth

Remote work in Washington
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The AWB Institute and WSU Extension launched the Washington Rural Initiative that is inspired by Utah’s Master Remote Work Professional Certification.

With this program, students will enrol in a month-long course. They will learn better time management and the best ways to use online communication tools. The course also helps students to conduct a successful job search. When the program ends, participants receive a Remote Worker Certificate.

A pilot project with Wenatchee’s NCW Tech Alliance was recently concluded. The program will now be available throughout the state starting in Stevens, Ferry and Pend Oreille counties.

Last year, the AWB Institute had launched “Washington in the Making” to create the foundation for lasting prosperity for all Washingtonians amidst and after the pandemic.

Earlier this year too, the AWB Institute had launched the Washington Workforce Portal which is an online matchmaking tool that helps college students connect with a real-world job experience within their local communities.

Washington’s rural population grew by 9.4% between 2010 and 2020, according to recent Census data . With remote work here to stay, the rural population of Washington can reap the benefits from all the economic growth that remote work can bring.

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