Earn It Goal 4
Job seekers connect to pipelines that effectively route them to employment opportunities in their region.

Common Sense
  • People don’t always know how employers do their hiring.
  • Employers and job placement services often hire using methods that exclude or are inaccessible to low-income job seekers.
  • In rural areas, job-matching services may be hard to access for job seekers – for example, they may be far away, not open at convenient hours, or require high-end computer technology to access the information they provide.
  • Local job seekers are more likely to rely on informal networks to find employment.

Fast Facts

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A Rural Pipeline Everyone Can Support

A Rural Pipeline Everyone Can Support

Three hours north of Maine’s largest city, Franklin County leaders envisioned a thriving community in which working families could attain higher education levels that improved their family’s economic status [RuFES Grow It Goal 5]. Like their counterparts in many rural places, Franklin County families faced three major barriers to getting the post-secondary education they need […]

Recruiting College-Level Classes to Rural Places

The Basic Idea: Make college-level courses available in rural areas that lack a local community college, so people can access the education and skills they need to find and land higher-paid jobs.

Public-Private Partnerships

The Basic Idea: Bring business and public (government) or nonprofit resources together to develop and offer workforce training that meets a business’s specific needs and provides workers with good career opportunities.

Contextual Vocational Education

The Basic Idea: Provide youth entering the job market with the opportunity to learn a job skill—on the job—while completing their education. How it works: A school or other organization partners with industry to train youth for the skills in a specific job, while they are in high school or just after graduation—often in conjunction […]

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