ERIC Number: EJ718669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: N/A
Career and Technical Education Works for Rural Communities
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers, v79 n8 p26-29 Nov-Dec 2004
In Oklahoma, the state's CareerTech system is helping to provide resources and expertise to preserve the quality of life in rural communities. Just as many metropolitan areas feel the choke of urban sprawl, rural Oklahoma has, to a great extent, become the carbon copy of small towns across this country that are losing jobs, people and wealth. Fortunately, due to Oklahoma's CareerTech system, most of these rural communities have access to an incredibly valuable resource that can provide many of the tools needed to forestall continued economic decline and even reinvigorate America's heartland. Autry Tech, located in Enid, Oklahoma, serves as a technical institute for rural communities in the state. Don Roberts and Daren Slater, business and industry services coordinators at Autry, initiated the Rural Leadership Garfield County (RLGC) program that identifies various leaders in the rural communities that Autry serves and acquaints them with opportunities that are available to help improve the social and economic conditions in their area. This document shares personal accounts of people who have participated in this program.
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Headquarters, 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 703-683-3111.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma