Earn It Goal 9
Workers upgrade their skills and education credentials over time.

Common Sense
  • An increasing percentage of jobs require advanced skills and credentials.
  • Many rural workers have less access to skills upgrades because no nearby or convenient community college or university offers relevant training or classes.
  • For local businesses to survive in the global economy, their workers must constantly learn new skills and increase productivity.

Fast Facts

Check out related Action Ideas and Alerts below! Or view other Earn It goals here.

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.

Webinar: Deep South Wealth Creation Network helps rural families earn it!

The Deep South Wealth Creation Network is helping African American farmers in the Deep South EARN more from their land.  The network assists farmers in upgrading their skills and credentials over time (Earn It Goal 9) so they can increase their yields and increase their sales.  The fantastic work of the network was profiled at a recent conference on […]

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