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Generation West Virginia to Host Project Planning Workshops to Advance Digital Inclusion in West Virginia

Generation West Virginia (GWV) is hosting digital equity project planning workshops around the state. These sessions will provide attendees with insights on structuring and developing digital inclusion projects, while also helping them initiate plans to utilize expected digital equity funding. 

Examples of digital inclusion projects could include projects focused on providing affordable internet access, ensuring individuals have suitable devices, offering training in digital skills, and supplying reliable tech support.

The workshops will be held in three locations to allow interested parties from across the state to attend:

      • Northern Workshop: Monday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Progressive Women’s Association Uptown Event Center in Clarksburg, WV

      • Central Workshop: Tuesday, June 25, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Hawks Nest State Park in Ansted, WV

      • Southern Workshop: Wednesday, June 26, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Larry Joe Harless Community Center in Gilbert, WV

    Click here to register for a workshop.

    These workshops will provide organizations and partners a comprehensive understanding of digital equity planning, as well as how to access state, federal, and non-traditional funding to support their work.

    Attendees will benefit from expertise and insights shared by partners including the National Digital Inclusion Alliance, the West Virginia Office of Broadband and Connect Humanity.

    These workshops are funded through an Appalachian Regional Commission grant led by Connect Humanity. As a part of this project, Generation West Virginia, Regional Optical Communications, and the WV Office of Broadband are leading work in 18 counties to improve access to affordable internet.

    “Digital equity is not just about access to the internet; it’s about ensuring that all West Virginians have the tools, skills, and resources to thrive in an increasingly digital world,” said Annie Stroud, broadband program director at Generation West Virginia. “Through these project planning workshops, we aim to empower communities to overcome barriers to meaningful connectivity.”

    The events are open to organizations and partners working anywhere within West Virginia’s 55 counties. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided to attendees. 

    Register for a workshop here.

    About Generation West Virginia

    Generation West Virginia equips young West Virginians with key skills and career opportunities, ensuring their ability to thrive in the Mountain State. By connecting young adults with resources, opportunities, and each other through their workforce development initiatives, GWV is committed to building a stronger, more prosperous West Virginia for generations to come. To learn more, visit