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Continuing the Conversation: Engaging Industry and Students in STEM Middle Skill Jobs

Discussion Thread 1: How Can We Foster Partnerships between Community Colleges and Industry?

Our research has found that the more community colleges collaborate with local industry partners, the more “partnership capital” they develop, which leads to benefits such as:

  • Greater responsiveness to changes in local economy, policy initiatives, and funding opportunities

  • Greater innovation in instructional design

  • Improvement in how industry hiring managers perceive community college credentials and graduates

What Do You Think?

What technician learning innovations are out there? What changes need to happen to improve the future of partnership? Please share your comments below.