The Southern University Center
for Rural and Small Business Development (CRSBD) has acquired an E-Learning
Mobile Rural Training and Development Center to further provide outreach to
underserved parishes within the state of Louisiana.
The mobile unit allows the CRSBD to bring business support and technical
assistance to under-privileged communities by introducing new awareness to
impart invaluable financial literacy and small business development training to
The unit is equipped with ten
computer workstations and can travel to any community or location to perform
onsite computer or educational training.
This allows many rural working
families the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills and resources needed to
successfully develop assets, improve their quality of life and aid the state of
Louisiana in making strides toward economic parity.
The CRSBD staff provides
management and technical assistance to foster business development and create
sustainable economic development in over thirty rural Louisiana parishes.
During site visits, the mobile
unit can conduct trainings on the topics of:
The mobile unit visits will be
for the day, however, if there is a need for additional training in the
community arrangements will be made for additional visits.
The E-Learning Rural Training
and Development Center seeks to:
Increase the knowledge base of
participants through our educational and technical assistance efforts
Form and expand more businesses
Introduce additional tools and resources
to participants and communities
Promote the retention of young
people in the affected parishes because of increased opportunities
Improve the quality of life for the
Educate the workforce