On Tuesday, representatives of the Rural Online Initiative (ROI) hosted a class in Green River to gain traction for the program in the area. The ROI is a program that brings remote jobs to rural Utah at no cost. For those that live in a densely populated area, such as Utah County, the program does cost a fee.
The students were welcomed with pizza and drinks as they listened to the ROI representatives. The program coordinator, Jordan Leonard, explained to the class how the program works.
The class started with the history of remote work. Leonard explained the three categories of remote work; freelancers, entrepreneurs and employees. He also explained the types of jobs that can be remote work, such as legal, publishing, education, travel, research, healthcare, production, web software, design and commerce. The ROI helps by providing training, mentorships and funding.
The next course begins April 1 and lasts one month. It is free to sign up and participate for those in Carbon and Emery counties. Those interested in applying should visit www.remoteworkcertificate.com. There, interested parties will be aided in creating a portfolio and building a resume.