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Ready for the Future: Career Preparation in Rural Communities

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Time: 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Central Time

Twin Cities PBS Boardroom
172 East 4th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101


In partnership with Twin Cities Public Television, REL Midwest created a documentary about the unique challenges facing rural communities in Minnesota as students explore and prepare for careers. The documentary features two evidence-based career readiness programs in rural Minnesota: Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Wadena and Scrubs Camp in Mankato. The program emphasizes the research that reveals best practices in the field and highlights factors that contribute to success for students as they create their future plans. The documentary also includes Paula Palmer, director of career and college success at the Minnesota Department of Education; Susan Therriault, a researcher from the American Institutes for Research; and John Sipple, a researcher from Cornell University.

REL Midwest is hosting a screening of the documentary, followed by a panel discussion during which attendees can ask questions about the documentary, the research, and programs featured in the documentary.

Partnership: Midwest Career Readiness Research Alliance


  • Sarah Rand, Producer, REL Midwest
  • Amy Feygin, Senior Researcher, REL Midwest
  • Paula Palmer, Director of Career and College Success, Minnesota Department of Education