Rural Community Career Development

Teaching & Engagement, 2015




Will use established curriculum that was previously piloted and will replicate it in additional communities. The project will familiarize students with the entrepreneurial concepts to help their rural communities maintain or rebuild their economic viability. The project is intended to sustain rural communities, thereby slowing the decline of population. The partnering of students with mentors within the community exposes students to career opportunities and the potential for returning upon completing their education. The curriculum helps them discover a positive outlook on the future and explore the changes they may encounter as an owner or manager in their home community.


Mary Rittenhouse (PI), Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture


Nebraska Community Foundation

Contact: Mary Rittenhouse,