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Workforce development networks in rural areas : building the high road

Author: Gary P Green
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, ©2007.
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Rural areas face numerous challenges in building a high-wage, high-skilled workforce. In response to these obstacles, many regions have established workforce development networks that provide stronger linkages between employers, schools, training institutions and community-based organizations. Gary Paul Green examines in this book how these networks are organized, why employers and training institutions participate  Read more...
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Green, Gary P.
Workforce development networks in rural areas.
Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, ©2007
(DLC) 2006016768
(OCoLC)70060943
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gary P Green
ISBN: 9781847204226 1847204228 1283220032 9781283220033
OCLC Number: 123125606
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 144 pages) : illustrations
Contents: COPYRIGHT; Contents; Figures; List of tables; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. Rural labor markets, networks and workforce development; 3. Employer training: individual investments in collective goods; 4. Community colleges in rural America: new roles and challenges; 5. Workforce development networks: the visible hand at work; 6. Shoot the alligators or drain the swamp: can grassroots efforts make a difference?; Appendix 1. A national survey of employers in nonmetropolitan areas; Appendix 2. A national survey of training institutions in nonmetropolitan America.
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