A Toolkit for Building Successful Community College-Employer Relationships

Community colleges have the potential to provide low-cost, high-quality training to students if they partner with local business and industry leaders. This toolkit from the Brookings Institution provides practical strategies for community colleges to use to build and maintain partnerships with local business leaders. The toolkit has three sections: creating a navigator for industry partners, key characteristics of productive partnerships, and practical steps for building relationships. Each section has recommendations that are based on research and conversations with business and industry leaders, community college leaders, and intermediaries.
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July, 2017
July 2017
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Career Pathways
  • Employment
    • Job Development and Placement
  • Education and Training
    • Post-secondary Education