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ERIC Number: EJ1063170
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
IT Workforce Development: A Family and Consumer Sciences Community Capacity Model
Meszaros, Peggy S.; Kimbrell, Monica R.; Swenson, Andrea
Journal of Extension, v53 n2 Article 2FEA5 Apr 2015
This article examines Extension professionals building community capacity in 10 counties across five Appalachian states in response to the talent crisis in the United States information technology (IT) workforce. The goal has been to transfer IT knowledge and create a supportive environment to foster interest in IT careers among underserved girls in Appalachian communities. The project, funded by the National Science Foundation, incorporates the example of Family and Consumer Sciences agents modeling the structure of Extension. Extension professionals can use this model to pioneer workforce development and community change initiatives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A