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ERIC Number: EJ788424
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
Building a Partnership with Industry: One Step at a Time
Lewis, C. Deanna
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J3), v83 n3 p40-42 Mar 2008
Establishing partnerships is a fundamental component in creating a connection between industry professionals, educators and community leaders. The partnership approach is two-fold: to blend classroom instruction with hands-on experience, and to prepare youth for life experiences whether entering the workforce following high school or a two- or four-year postsecondary institution. It's all about finding ways to make it happen for students. To get started on the initiative, don't overlook the obvious: put that task force in place to get under way. The purpose of convening this select group is three-fold; they will explore, assess and recommend. These are three initial steps necessary to determine what type of activity is best suited for the partnership. It is important to complete the work of the task force within an identified length of time. Include representation from all partners, but keep the group small. Be realistic about expectations and results. In this article, the Home Builders Institute, with a 35-year history in workforce development, offers some useful strategies to successfully forge and maintain partnerships between industry, education and the community.
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Language: English
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