Reversing brain drain
25 Apr 2016
Many rural areas of America struggle with “brain drain”—a phenomenon where young graduates leave their small hometowns to go to college. Post-college, they don’t typically move back. They go where they can find good job opportunities. This hurts rural economies and businesses.
In part, to address this problem—and as directed by their 5-yr strategic plan, Southeast Community College in Nebraska is expanding opportunities, developing education and training sites throughout 15 counties in the southeastern portion of the state. The goal is to increase accessibility for students—and at the same time improve the workforce available to area businesses.