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ERIC Number: EJ1092573
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
Finding Their Voice: Country Music Television and Appalachian Community Colleges Empower Communities to Overcome Economic Hardship
Boerner, Heather
Community College Journal, v85 n3 p26-31 Dec 2014-Jan 2015
This article describes how out-of-work miners are engaged in the Empowering Education Initiative, a unique alliance between Country Music Television (CMT) and community colleges in Appalachia. The initiative, which includes a website and a series of country music concerts, is changing the conversation in the Appalachian region, giving hope to laid-off miners and providing access to job-training programs that hold the promise of a new life for the miners and their families. A section titled "Easing Economic Transitions: Appalachian Community Colleges Focus on Partnerships to Boost Local Economies" by Earl Gohl provides the following examples of community colleges across the Appalachian region partnering with industry and government sectors to bring critical investments to communities: Appalachia Partnership Initiative; Chattanooga State Community College; Garrett College; New College Institute; and Southeast Kentucky Community Technical College.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky; Maryland; Ohio; Pennsylvania; South Carolina; Tennessee; Virginia; West Virginia
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