Rural Community Action Assembly: COVID-19 and Its Implications for Workforce Investments, Employers in Rural Communities
The COVID-19 pandemic is having significant impact on Pennsylvania’s economy. Workers have been experiencing significant disruption or displacement as businesses close and work itself adjusts to socially distancing and remote protocols. Workers in most sectors of the economy have been affected, but this has been particularly challenging for workers in accommodations and food service, recreation, and retail.
The Rural Community Action Assembly will explore the job training needs in the state’s rural communities and how job training can be an investment in an equitable recovery on Thursday, September 24, 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. ET.
- Lucyann Vierling, Executive Director, Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance
- Shannon Munro, Vice President of Workforce Development, Penn College of Technology
- Keith Wardrip, Community Development Research Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
- Moderator: Hannah Brubaker-Smith, Executive Director, Pasa Sustainable Agriculture
- Additional speakers will cover funding and programmatic resources. Participants will have opportunities to engage with their peers and all attendees will be encouraged to contribute to the conversation.
This virtual meeting is the first in a series of Rural Community Action Assemblies. This series will focus on actionable research and programmatic models to promote a strong and equitable recovery for rural communities.This series is cohosted by the Philadelphia Fed’s Community Development and Regional Outreach Department, Penn State’s Center for Economic and Community Development, and the Center for Rural Pennsylvania.
Don’t miss out. Participation is free, but registration is required and attendance is limited. A video recording and presentations will be shared publicly afterward. Registration for the first assembly will close at 5 p.m. ET on September 21. Please forward this information to colleagues, friends, or others working in rural workforce development who might be interested in this event.