CMT Extends Reach Of 'Empowering Education' Campaign
October 15, 2015 at 1:24 PM (PT)
CMT is continuing its "EMPOWERING EDUCATION" national campaign (NET NEWS 2/17) with the addition of 15 schools across rural AMERICA. Aimed at increasing the number of residents with postsecondary credentials, including degrees and certificates in economically depressed communities, CMT "EMPOWERING EDUCATION" expands into ARIZONA, ARKANSAS, FLORIDA, IOWA, MICHIGAN, MISSOURI, NEBRASKA, OREGON and TEXAS, bringing the total reach of the program to 25 colleges across 17 states.
"Although the number of available jobs is on the rise nationally, many go unfilled [due] to the lack of applicants with the necessary skills or credentials. Rural areas are among those which struggle the most," said CMT VP/Public Affairs LUCIA FOLK. "Through this initiative, we're working in smaller communities to highlight the available tools and resources to earn degrees and certificates. In less than two years, we've nearly doubled our reach, but there's still much more to do." For more information, visit the "EMPOWERING EDUCATION" website.