I have been working with several job seekers who are motivated to work, but have had to put their job searches on hold due to the health risks of working in the community. Some have strong technical skills and are exploring opportunities to work remotely; however, some have minimal technical skills and/or the ability to pay for internet services. I think there is a great need for training that prepares individuals for remote employment. This will not only address current barriers to employment, but it will provide new opportunities for individuals to enter the workforce in the future. A comprehensive, virtual training program that covers the technical skills necessary to compete in the remote job market could be an extremely valuable resource for many.
Idea No. 81