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ERIC Number: EJ1178127
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
Ramping up Rural Workforce Development: An Extension-Centered Model
Hatch, Carolyn J.; Burkhart-Kriesel, Cheryl; Sherin, Kenneth
Journal of Extension, v56 n2 Article 2FEA1 Apr 2018
Workforce development is a growing need in rural communities. This article recognizes Cooperative Extension as a critical labor market intermediary in fostering local workforce solutions. It proposes a community-based approach with Extension at the center of a process for identifying key stakeholders, facilitating collaboration, and supporting data-driven decisions. Through participatory methods and economic analysis of local industries, our team engaged over 120 stakeholders from two rural regions in the Great Plains. Our findings show that Extension plays an important role in promoting cross-sectoral collaboration to address complex workforce issues, enhance community capacity, and mobilize local action.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indiana; Nebraska; South Dakota
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