Cultural Competency and Student Employability in Appalachian Ohio
The 2014 ATP Zane State College Students gained a greater understanding of local race and cultural relations and appropriate workplace behaviors through research in Muskingum and surrounding counties and by connecting Muskingum Valley Human Resource Management Association (MVHRMA). Student conducted research on the diversity of native Appalachians within Muskingum Country which will assist them in gaining cultural competence. Active research included students interviewing local persons to retrieve their personal narratives of Appalachian identify which will aid in setting the foundation for diversity sensitivity. Zane State College students will link with the MVHRMA with an aim to learn about employer expectations, promote positive cultural and race relations, and boost employability in the region. Students will share their conclusions with 1) MVHRMA member, and 2) at least one other community organization.
Instructor, Department of Sociology
Zane State College