Bridging the Skills Gap

Research & Engagement, 2014


Implemented a labor market assessment model to address skills gaps in rural communities to improve local workforces and enhance long-term economic growth. Project partners worked with ten counties in Nebraska and South Dakota and community stakeholders from the private and public sectors. Providing local decision makers with tools needed to address local workforce needs leads to increased confidence and capacity building. More details >


Carolyn Hatch (PI), Michigan State University, North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
Co-PIs from Nebraska Extension and South Dakota State University Extension

Contact: Carolyn Hatch,