ERIC Number: ED328381
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Training and Jobs: Keys to Rural Economic Development. A Regional Rural Revitalization Conference (Huntsville, Alabama, April 5-6, 1990).
Hall, Jean M. Ed.
The conference brought Southern state and local leaders together to discuss ways to revitalize depressed rural areas and to improve citizens' quality of life. Papers discussed: (1) goals for rural educational improvement; (2) human resource barriers to community and economic development in the South; (3) survey results indicating that Alabama engineering schools are not sufficiently funded to provide the programs needed for economic growth in the state; (4) U.S. industry in transition and its need for a skilled work force; (5) partnerships among business and industry, schools, and government to combat "workforce illiteracy"; (6) strengthening the 2-year college's role in economic development; (7) fostering economic development and entrepreneurship through economic education in grades K-12; (8) the Alabama Governor's Rural Development Initiative projects; (9) trends in Alabama's recent economic progress; (10) trends in rural Tennessee's economic development, jobs, and education; (11) projects and publications of the Southern Rural Development Center linking education and economic development; (12) a regional approach to rural economic development; (13) programs of the Tennessee Valley Authority's Skills Development Department; (14) the role of federal legislation, the Cooperative Extension System, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture in rural development; and (15) the role of education in economic development. (SV)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alabama A and M Univ., Normal.; Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville.; Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Montgomery.
Authoring Institution: Southern Rural Development Center, Mississippi State, MS.