The goal of this grant is to expand educational opportunities through online access, strengthen manufacturing capacity and supply chains, assure continued investment, and create business success and new career opportunities for individuals.
How does it work?
Surveys agricultural firms across 10 rural Washington counties to develop a needed list of course topics for the agricultural industry.
How is it funded?
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Too often, manufacturers in rural communities go it alone — from growing their business, to training their employees, to marketing their products. Access to business assistance is limited by distance, lack of connections, and uncertainty about operations and needs.
Washington’s Workforce Training & Education Coordinating Board was awarded an $84,500 one-year grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to survey agricultural-related firms in 10 rural Washington counties. The grant runs through the summer of 2017.