Rural Online Initiative

The Rural Online Initiative (ROI) is an innovative and forward-thinking USU Extension program designed to prepare Utah's rural workforce for the future of work.

The ROI program provides specialized training to prepare individuals for success in a rapidly changing economy. 


Find an option that works for you! Our courses set you up for success in the remote work industry.

Professional Course

Master Remote Work Professional Certificate

This educational program is designed to equip you with the tools and skills needed to transition from on-site work into a virtual career.

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Master Remote Work Leader Certificate

This course is designed to offer organizational leaders the latest techniques and tools to manage and develop a remote team.

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Leader Course

Remote Job Search: Skills for Success

Increase your chances of securing a remote job by taking this self-paced course! Learn all about the virtual hiring process and what virtual employers are looking for in candidates. 

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Job Search

Ecommerce for Rural Business

This course is designed to get your business online and selling quickly. Learn to set up an eCommerce website or online sales channel on Amazon, eBay, Etsy, or Shopify.

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4-H Teen Course

4-H Remote Skills Camp: For College & Career Readiness

This educational program is designed to equip youth from ages 15-18 with college and career readiness skills and tools while introducing them to remote work concepts. 

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Affiliate Training

Affiliate Program: Remote Online Initiative

The Remote Online Initiative is designed to help you empower your rural communities through remote work! Bring the program to your state. 

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News, Podcasts, and Stories



Remote Work Panel Discussion at the Utah Rural Summit

On September 3, 2019 our executive producer Paul Hill was asked to moderate a panel discussion at the Utah Rural Summit in Cedar City. The panel was titled, “Remote Work and the Future of Jobs in Rural Utah.” The panelists he interviewed were: David Liso...

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