West Hills College Community College District Hosts USDA Rural Development Listening Session

West Hills Community College District will be hosting the only United States Department of Agriculture Listening Session west of the Mississippi River next week, March 20, at the West Hills College Coalinga Farm of the Future.

West Hills Community College District will be hosting the only United States Department of Agriculture Listening Session west of the Mississippi River next week, March 20, in the West Hills Community College District Board Room, at 9900 Cody Ave. in Coalinga.

The event will be held on March 20 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the West Hills Community College District Board Room, at 9900 Cody Ave. in Coalinga. Registration is free and available at http://www.westhillscollege.com/events/#!view/event/event_id/2354

The session will focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education and rural broadband. The public is invited to participate in the Listening Session and express their views about the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education in Rural Communities and the role of broadband.

USDA California Rural Development State Director Kim Vann will open and attend the Rural Stem Listening Session.

In 2017, Congress directed USDA Rural Development to develop an implementation plan for increasing rural access to education in STEM through the Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program, which is administered by the Rural Utilities Service
Telecommunications Program.

USDA Rural Development is working to create a strategy for public-private partnerships to complete the connection of rural pre-K through grade 12, community/technical colleges, universities, and related organizations to high-speed, high capacity Internet to maximize the use of digital learning, especially in the deployment of curricula for STEM subjects most relevant to rural economies, such as agriculture, manufacturing, military, and business.

Each attendee will be given 5-7 minutes to discuss personal thoughts on STEM as it relates to this topic and present any proposals.

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