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Appalachia, 1983
Upgrading workers' skills to ensure continued regional economic growth was the theme emerging from a three-day Appalachian regional conference. Participants discussed problems and made recommendations in four workshops: Future Jobs in Appalachia; Directions for Vocational Education; State Training to Support Economic Development; and Improving…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Economic Change, Economic Development, Educational Quality
Cornelius, Tack – Appalachia, 1983
The rapid expansion of Appalachian Computer Services (ACS), a small Kentucky firm, was possible because of help from the state's Private Industry Councils (PICs). Federally funded, the PICs provided the necessary business-government-training partnership to recruit and train unemployed and economically disadvantaged workers for ACS' high-technology…
Descriptors: Computer Science, Economic Development, Economically Disadvantaged, Government Role