ERIC Number: ED241220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Rural Success: Case Studies of Successful Employment and Training Programs in the United States.
DeLellis, Anthony J., Ed.
Researchers compiled case studies describing 15 successful rural employment and job training programs in 10 states, to share the information with planners and practitioners and with state agencies in Virginia that were responsible for enhancing local job training and employment opportunities. Researchers, who gathered information about the case studies during site visits or telephone interviews, noted that the programs combined job training with at least one of the following characteristics: successful placement, job creation, job upgrading, or service to difficult-to-serve populations. Of the eight programs visited and described in detail, three featured non-profit corporations (of which two were economic development corporations), four featured the roles of 2- and 4-year higher education institutions in job training and creation, and one featured the role of the community college and local government in job creation. The other seven programs, described in less detail, featured the roles of job placement in rural employment and training, a community-based organization, an Indian reservation, a county government consortium, a large non-profit corporation, and a relationship between state government and a manufacturing cooperative. The detailed reports describe the programs' problems and goals, solutions, training, implementation, outcomes, setting, and contacts. The other programs are summarized. (SB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, American Indian Reservations, Business, Case Studies, College Role, Community Colleges, Community Organizations, Cooperative Programs, Economic Development, Employment Opportunities, Employment Programs, Financial Support, Government Role, Higher Education, Job Training, Program Descriptions, Rural Areas, Technical Institutes, Unions
Center for Public Affairs, Virginia Commonwealth University, 919 W. Franklin St., Richmond, VA 23204 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Governor's Employment and Training Council, Richmond, VA.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond. Center for Public Affairs.
Note: For a related document, see RC 014 637.