Watch Webinar: Rural Workforce Development Challenges

The Western Governors’ Association hosted the webinar, Rural Workforce Development Challenges, on March 21, 2018 as part of a series for the Western Governors’ Workforce Development Initiative.

Expanding meaningful training and education opportunities for high-wage, in-demand careers is a challenge for rural communities. The webinar highlighted what states and employers are doing to provide high quality career and technical education (CTE) and workforce services for rural job-seekers to access in-demand careers and strengthen the local talent pipeline.

Panelists discussed emerging best practices and examples of how states, federal agencies and industry are collaborating to provide high-quality learning experiences in and out of the classroom.  (Download the presentation slides)

Moderator: Lauren DeNinno, Western Governors’ Association. Panelists: Kristi Boswell, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Agriculture; Austin Estes, Senior Policy Associate, Advance CTE; Randy Noel, Chairman of the Board, National Association of Home Builders; Geniphyr Ponce-Pore, Director, CSU Regional Hub Network and Richard Katt, State Director, Nebraska Career Education.

This webinar is part of the series for the Western Governors’ Workforce Development Initiative, launched by South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard in 2017. Find all webinars related to this initiative on the Workforce Development website.

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