RCC is awarded $137K grant to help with distance learning programs

(ABC 6 News) – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities (RUS) Distance Learning program has awarded a $137,331 grant to Riverland Community College (RCC).

The Distance Learning program helps link teachers to students in different areas, and help rural communities use the capabilities of telecommunications to connect to each other and to the world, overcoming the effects of remoteness and low population density.

Riverland’s Technology and Learning Resources team will partner with six school districts in the region to deliver this program to Blue Earth High School, Grand Meadow High School, Lyle High School, Southland High School, Truman High School, and United South Central High School.

“This award aligns with Riverland’s mission to transform lives through excellence in service, education and career training,” said Riverland President Adenuga Atewologun. “Partnering with these school districts will increase access to education in the region, enabling us to make good on our vision to offer the best opportunity for every enrolled student to attain academic and career goals in an ever-changing world.”

RCC has campuses in Albert Lea, Austin and Owatonna.