Community colleges and non-traditional student populations, such as adult learners, often experience a unique set of academic and non-academic challenges. This is particularly true for those in rural America, where resources and community supports are less abundant. Learn how rural community colleges are overcoming these barriers to design systems and pathways that help adults and other non-traditional populations feel welcome, confident, and supported throughout their postsecondary journey.
JFF helps low-skilled adults advance to better jobs by combining Adult Basic Education and career and technical training, reducing the time to earn valued credentials in a rapidly changing labor market.
Written over the course of a year, these case studies focus on Broward County, Florida, and southeastern Kentucky, respectively highlighting the impact of a new approach to funding programs, defined by fiscal mapping and flexible, cross-system coordination.
The rural counties of Region 7, a sub-state area designated by the state of Alabama to address workforce development issues, has yet to fully recover from the 2007 economic recession. This report outlines Region 7's education and workforce needs.