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News: January 27, 2021

January 27, 2021
Washington, DC —The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced an effort to build and pilot a model for creating career pathways for low-income rural students while addressing the needs of rural employers. APLU is partnering with the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development at Purdue University for the project. Together, the groups will support a team of Cooperative Extension professionals as they work to create a model to identify rural workforce needs, develop stakeholder partnerships, map workforce pathways, recruit and support low-income rural learners, and build entrepreneurship and leadership skills.