Rural Entrepreneurship Through Action Learning (REAL)
The Rural Entrepreneurship Through Action Learning (REAL) program helps people discover the economic opportunities in small communities and teaches them how to turn those opportunities into money-making ventures. This program provides a model for linking education and economic development.
REAL is an entrepreneurship training program for high school, college and community college students. Through REAL, students research, plan, set up, own and operate their own small business enterprises. REAL is available for high school and adult learners, with accelerated courses for those recently unemployed.
Concord College is providing leadership for this program while WVU Extension Service is providing continued support.
For more detailed information on the REAL program, contact:
Tim Oxley, Director
Center for Economic Action
P.O. Box 1000
Athens, WV 24712
Bill Richardson, WVU Extension Agent
Courthouse, Room 3
75 E. Second Avenue
Williamstown, WV 25661-3505