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ERIC Number: EJ779059
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
Partnering with Business Coalitions
Pawlowski, Brett
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v82 n8 p16-19 Nov-Dec 2007
Many career and technical education (CTE) programs rely heavily on support from the business community to serve their students. However, there is very little information available on building solid business-education partnerships. Most people in the business world will say that they care about education, but how can educators find the people willing to pay education more than lip service by committing their time and resources to support schools? What do those people want to accomplish? What can they bring to the table? And how can one build sustainable partnerships that meet the needs of all parties over time--those of educators, business people and, most importantly, students? Coalition leaders represent the interests and efforts of businesses across the country, and these stakeholders are keenly interested in working with educators to prepare young people for success in life. These coalitions are collaborative, focused on results, and able to bring the time and talents of accomplished people to bear. They are also satisfied with the results of their previous partnerships and looking for new opportunities to make an impact. CTE professionals can benefit greatly by taking the initiative to develop relationships with these supporters of education. This article takes a close look at how to build solid and sustainable partnerships with the business community that benefit schools, students, and business partners. (Contains 4 charts.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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