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


Discussion Thread 3:

What Are Some of the Innovative Directions That Can Support Workforce Training?

In our study, we have found a few different types of innovation:

  • Industry offering internships with relevant community college courses right on the factory floor, where students work 3 days and study 2 days and see the relevance of what they learn right on the job
  • Community colleges considering ways to offer lecture content online and more “hands on” activities face-to-face

What Do You Think?

What innovations are out there? What changes need to happen to use technology and links with industry to accelerate and deepen workforce preparation? Please share your comments below.

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