• Scholarly report

Engaging employers in community college workforce education programs

Citation

Dailey, C. R., Mean, M., Charner, I., Jordan, K. A., & Klein, S. (2017). Engaging employers in community college workforce education programs: Examples from the field. National Center for Innovation in Career and Technical Education, U.S. Department of Education.

Abstract

To highlight and document a variety of employer engagement activities utilized by community college programs, the National Center for Innovation in Career and Technical Education (NCICTE) conducted case studies of nine college-employer partnerships that are preparing students in the high-demand industry sectors of health sciences, information technology, and manufacturing. Based on the case studies, this report defines three phases of employer engagement in college-employer partnerships and describes the employer engagement activities that have been used by the nine college-employer partnerships in each of the three phases: Getting Started; Implementation; and Sustainability.