The NCRCRD periodically sponsors or facilitates webinars to help connect rural development researchers and Extension professionals with each other and with stakeholder groups. The NCRCRD sponsored webinars are free and can be accessed at: http://connect.msu.edu/ncrcrd/ (To nominate a topic contact Rosa Soliz)
Extension in the Intersection of Community Development & Health
August 4, 2014 (3:00 PM - ET)
Johanna Adams, Letitia Johnson, Wilson Majee & Beverly Maltsberger (University of Missouri)
Workforce Development Webinar Series (Dates TBD)
Globalization is creating increasing skills gap in the US labor market. Rural areas often face disproportionately deep skill shortages due to outmigration, an aging workforce, as well as difficulties in training and retaining local area youth to work in local industries and attracting skilled workers from abroad. This workforce development webinar series provides an overview of key issues throughout the US rural heartland and discusses programs and strategies that address rural skills gaps at the federal and local levels.