Extension Educator, Community and Economic Development
University of Illinois Extension
321 W 2nd Avenue
Milan, IL 61264
University of Illinois Extension provides practical, research-based information and programs to help individuals, families, organizations, businesses, farms, and rural and urban communities throughout Illinois.
University of Illinois Extension is pleased to partner on this webinar series sponsored by the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development in collaboration with the Purdue Center for Regional Development. Join us for any one of the three upcoming webinars.
Globalization is creating an increasing skills gap in the US labor market, particularly within the nation's growing manufacturing sector. Yet the gap is not a pervasive national problem, but rather, highly localized, with rural areas often confronting disproportionately deeper skills shortages than their non-rural counterparts. This webinar series highlights some of the key workforce issues throughout the US rural manufacturing heartland, and discusses innovative national and local programs, strategies and solutions in place geared to enhancing skills at the local level and bolstering long term economic growth.
Click on the link(s) below for more information about each topic and to attend the webinars of your choice: