Economic Development

March 2006
Almost heaven. At least, that's what folks attending the annual Virginia Mountain Music Festival near Richlands, Virginia, are inclined to think. The festival, a 30-year-old tradition, is held on the campus of Southwest Virginia Community College, nestled at the foot of the Clinch Mountains on 185 acres of hills and rolling valleys. It's all part of the college's commitment to the community aspect of community college. "This event is our gift to the deserving people of our service area" is how Charles King puts it. President since Southwest's establishment in 1967, King sees to it that the...
January
Employment analysts say that manufacturing jobs are at risk because of automation. Robots have become the new employees on the line. A research paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (2017) studied the impact of industrial robots in labor markets in the United States. The results show that robots caused up to 670,000 lost manufacturing jobs from 1990 to 2007. A Ball State University study (2017) shows that nearly nine in ten jobs lost since 2000 disappeared due to automation. There is one way to stay ahead of technology: be the person who tells the robots and machines...
Resources from the Walmart Brighter Futures 2.0 Project Section I Program Summary Section II Sample Work Plan Section III Impact on Individual and Community Section IV Success Stories Section V Challenges and Lessons Learned Section VI Collaborative Partnerships Section VII Project Forms, Documents and Other Materials Decision Tree Fact Sheet Flyer Intake Form Tokens  Section VIII Project Publicity and Donor Recognition Letter of Support Participant Experience Press Release Section IX Sample Sustainability Plan
Resources from the Walmart Brighter Futures 2.0 Project Section I Program Summary Section II Sample Work Plan Section III Impact on Individual and Community Section IV Success Stories Section V Challenges and Lessons Learned Section VI Collaborative Partnerships Section VII Project Forms, Documents and Other Materials Certificate Intake Form Syllabus Scholarship Award Letter Transportation Assistance Form Section VIII Project Publicity and Donor Recognition Flyer - Outreach Flyer - Workshop Press Release Promotional Items Promotional Video 1 Promotional Video 2 Section IX Sample...
Resources from the Walmart Brighter Futures 2.0 Project Section I Program Summary Section II Sample Work Plan Section III Impact on Individual and Community Section IV Success Stories Section V Challenges and Lessons Learned Section VI Collaborative Partnerships Section VII Project Forms, Documents and Other Materials Acceptance Letter Interest Sheet Scholarship Agreement Section VIII Project Publicity and Donor Recognition Brochure Flyer - Sustainability Press Release 1 Press Release 2 Public Presentation Public Service Announcement Student Testimonials Section IX Sample Sustainability...
Resources from the Walmart Brighter Futures 2.0 Project Section I Program Summary Section II Sample Work Plan Section III Impact on Individual and Community Section IV Success Stories Section V Challenges and Lessons Learned Section VI Collaborative Partnerships Section VII Project Forms, Documents and Other Materials Application Business Card - Employer Business Card - Student Curriculum Section VIII Project Publicity and Donor Recognition Facebook and News Press Release Web Page Section IX Sample Sustainability Plan
Resources from the Walmart Brighter Futures 2.0 Project Section I Program Summary Section II Sample Work Plan Section III Impact on Individual and Community Section IV Success Stories Section V Challenges and Lessons Learned Section VI Collaborative Partnerships Section VII Project Forms, Documents, and Other Materials Badge Instructions Data Report Grant Application Intake Form Student Tracking Section VIII Project Publicity and Donor Recognition Completion Program Flyer - Casino Dealer Press Release Promotional Video Student Testimonial Web Page Section IX Sample Sustainability Plan
Resources from the Walmart Brighter Futures 2.0 Project Section I Program Summary Section II Sample Work Plan Section III Impact on Individual and Community Section IV Success Stories Section V Challenges and Lessons Learned Section VI Collaborative Partnerships Section VII Project Forms, Documents and Other Materials Disclosure Referral Card Section VIII Project Publicity and Donor Recognition Flyer Flyer - Call Center Snapshot Section IX Sample Sustainability Plan
Resources from the Walmart Brighter Futures 2.0 Project Section I Program Summary Section II Sample Work Plan Section III Impact on Individual and Community Section IV Success Stories Section V Challenges and Lessons Learned Section VI Collaborative Partnerships Section VII Project Forms, Documents and Other Materials Application Intake Form Section VIII Project Publicity and Donor Recognition Flyer - CCENT Flyer - PC Pro Flyer - STEM Flyer - Technology Section IX Sample Sustainability Plan
Section I Developing the Model Section II Piloting the Model Section III: Documenting the Pilot Central Piedmont Community College Cuyahoga Community College Sinclair Community College Section IV: Sample Documentation Instruments Seattle Colleges (prototype) Manufacturing Certificate Central Piedmont Community College Computer Certificate PC Pro Certificate Cuyahoga Community College Network Support Certificate Sinclair Community College Call Center Certificate Manufacturing Certificate Manufacturing Certificate Back Side
Resources from the Walmart Brighter Futures 2.0 Project Section I Program Summary Section II Sample Work Plan Section III Impact on Individual and Community Section IV Success Stories Section V Challenges and Lessons Learned Section VI Collaborative Partnerships Section VII Project Forms, Documents and Other Materials Employee Development Plan Client Check List Enrollment Form Section VIII Project Publicity and Donor Recognition Flyer Rack Card Section IX Sample Sustainability Plan
Each of the 12 colleges/college districts participating in the Walmart Brighter Futures 2.0 Project is providing detailed information about the projects in an effort to disseminate promising and best practices. We hope that other colleges can benefit from the experiences of the Walmart Brighter Futures 2.0 colleges and college districts. Please note that the information posted in Toolkit and Resources is based on the 12 independent projects designed by each college/college district. The Toolkit and Resources for each college/college district include the following: program summary; sample work...
Resources from the Walmart Brighter Futures 2.0 Project Section I Program Summary Section II Sample Work Plan Section III Impact on Individual and Community Section IV Success Stories Section V Challenges and Lessons Learned Section VI Collaborative Partnerships Section VII Project Forms, Documents and Other Materials Application Demographics Form Section VIII Project Publicity and Donor Recognition Press Release 1 Press Release 2 Section IX Sample Sustainability Plan
Resources from the Walmart Brighter Futures 2.0 Project Section I Program Summary Section II Sample Work Plan Section III Impact on Individual and Community Section IV Success Stories Section V Challenges and Lessons Learned Section VI Collaborative Partnerships Section VII Project Forms, Documents and Other Materials Employment Verification Intake Form Section VIII Project Publicity and Donor Recognition Conference Presentation Flyer Media Display Press Release 1 Press Release 2 Q&A Rack Card Section IX Sample Sustainability Plan
Resources from the Walmart Brighter Futures 2.0 Project Section I Program Summary Section II Sample Work Plan Section III Impact on Individual and Community Section IV Success Stories Section V Challenges and Lessons Learned Section VI Collaborative Partnerships Section VII Project Forms, Documents and Other Materials Intake Form Student Tracking Section VIII Project Publicity and Donor Recognition Flyer Information Card Marketing Examples Press Release Section IX Sample Sustainability Plan
Resources from the Walmart Brighter Futures 2.0 Project Section I Program Summary Section II Sample Work Plan Section III Impact on Individual and Community Section IV Success Stories Section V Challenges and Lessons Learned Section VI Collaborative Partnerships Section VII Project Forms, Documents and Other Materials Application Checklist Grant Application 1 Grant Application 2 Sign In Sheet Section VIII Project Publicity and Donor Recognition FAQs Flyer Flyer - IBEST Flyer - Scholarship Press Release 1 Press Release 2 Scholarship Section IX Sample Sustainability Plan

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