Digital skilling in rural America

The Center on Rural Innovation (CORI) offers a five part webinar series to help digital skilling providers evaluate and adapt their training programs to serve rural America.

Throughout these webinars, skilling providers will gain an understanding of the challenges and needs that rural learners, employers, and communities have in order to effectively adapt their programs to a rural context.

These webinars will support skilling providers as they create local programs in rural communities and instill the importance of developing strong local partnerships.

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Our webinar series

  • Understanding rural communities is the first step in creating effective training programs for them. This workshop highlights the needs of rural communities while looking at opportunities and challenges that exist.
  • Not everyone learns the same way. This workshop highlights potential ways to adapt your programs for rural learners, and to create a learning environment that is conducive to successful completion of your program. 
  • Recruiting in rural communities takes a different approach than that of metro or urban communities. This workshop highlights best practices for recruiting, the importance of building local partnerships and providing marketing materials that reflect community demographics.
  • This workshop highlights the needs rural learners may have when looking to participate in training programs. From technological needs, to personal needs, learn unique opportunities for Training Providers to positively impact the experience of rural learners.
  • This workshop focuses on the importance of ongoing support for learners after the completion of your training programs including employment support, alumni engagement, and mentorship—all of which help rural learners create a better financial future for their families. 

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At the Center on Rural Innovation, we are working with rural communities across the country to help position them to thrive in the 21st-century digital economy. To learn more about our work in this space, be sure to check out our blog and sign up for our newsletter.