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Building the Rural Work Force

Rural employers are typically more specialized than their urban counterparts. The most successful small-town businesses often require technical training in manufacturing, healthcare, engineering, or agriculture.

Rural colleges are well-positioned to prepare students for these career opportunities.

In this Virtual Forum, we explored how colleges and employers can partner to invest in students and strengthen the local workforce.

  • Building connections
  • Launching partnerships
  • Adapting to the job market

Host: Ian Wilhelm, deputy managing editor, The Chronicle of Higher Education

With Support From Ascendium



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