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1 A Unique Voice Bridging Business and Policy to Shape the Competitiveness of the Workforce and Workplace Business & Community College Partnerships: A Blueprint Improving the Lives of Working Families 0

2 A Unique Voice Bridging Business and Policy to Shape the Competitiveness of the Workforce and Workplace About Corporate Voices 1  Founded in 2001  National business membership organization  Represent private sector in dialogue on social policy issues involving working families  More than 50 partner companies  Annual net revenues more than $1 trillion  More than 4 million employees  All 50 states

3 A Unique Voice Bridging Business and Policy to Shape the Competitiveness of the Workforce and Workplace Micro Business Case Studies 2

4 A Unique Voice Bridging Business and Policy to Shape the Competitiveness of the Workforce and Workplace Business and Community College Partnerships Employer Practices Apprenticeship Tuition Reimbursement and Assistance Programs Accredited Corporate Training Flexible Work Scheduling Supporting Industry-Endorsed Skills Certifications Public/Private Partnership Cooperative Education Partnership Negotiate Instructional Delivery Prior Learning Assessment Mentorship Career Navigation Internships

5 A Unique Voice Bridging Business and Policy to Shape the Competitiveness of the Workforce and Workplace Business and Community College Partnerships: A Blueprint Purpose  Help business and community college practitioners create and sustain partnerships in order to increase the skill levels of employees and college completion rates. Target Audience  Business and community college leaders who have limited expertise in forming partnerships and are interested in undertaking them. 4

6 A Unique Voice Bridging Business and Policy to Shape the Competitiveness of the Workforce and Workplace Business and Community College Partnerships: A Blueprint 5 Introduction: OVERVIEW Section I: BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE – COMMUNITY COLLEGE Section II: PARTNERSHIP INTEGRATION Section III: COMMUNITY COLLEGE PERSPECTIVE – BUSINESS

7 A Unique Voice Bridging Business and Policy to Shape the Competitiveness of the Workforce and Workplace 6 Levels of Partnership Level 1 New Relationship Level 2 Working Relationship Level 3 Strategic Relationship

8 A Unique Voice Bridging Business and Policy to Shape the Competitiveness of the Workforce and Workplace Business and Community College Partnerships: A Blueprint 7  WHO IS SERVED IN STRONG PARTNERSHIPS Business Imperatives Community College Imperatives Working Learner

9 Business Needs Building a Pathway Between Business and Community College Businesses Community Colleges Job Placements Advocacy Relevant Learning Working Learner Supports Speed to MarketCustomized Curriculum Industry-based Faculty Visibility Internships & Externships Pathway Navigation Learning Communities Community Relations Low Cost Options Flexible Course Development Career and Education Pathway

10 A Unique Voice Bridging Business and Policy to Shape the Competitiveness of the Workforce and Workplace Community College Micro-business Case Lane Community College  Cooperative Education  Work Experience earning college credit  Self-sustaining  Significant community contribution and visibility Applied Scientific Instrumentation  Decreased recruitment costs  Opportunity to vet prospective students  Input on educational content 9

11 A Unique Voice Bridging Business and Policy to Shape the Competitiveness of the Workforce and Workplace Keys to Successful Partnerships  Common Objectives  Leadership  Trust and Respect  Flexibility  Language and Culture  Schedule of Activities  Environmental Factors  Clearly Defined Roles and Expectations  Measurement and Data  Communications 10 Source: Across the Great Divide

12 A Unique Voice Bridging Business and Policy to Shape the Competitiveness of the Workforce and Workplace Keys to Successful Partnerships 11

13 A Unique Voice Bridging Business and Policy to Shape the Competitiveness of the Workforce and Workplace Strengths of Community College Partners  Customized training/ed  Low cost  Flexibility  Connectivity  Speed to market  Communities of Practice  Intermediary among multiple small employers  Corporate capacity building  Improved long-term community relations 12 What business needs to know

14 A Unique Voice Bridging Business and Policy to Shape the Competitiveness of the Workforce and Workplace Roles of Community College Partners  Faculty and staff  Perform needs assessment  Career and education pathway development  PLA assessments  Foundational and gen ed  Articulation to other education  Student support services 13 What business needs to know Action steps for business leaders

15 A Unique Voice Bridging Business and Policy to Shape the Competitiveness of the Workforce and Workplace Partnership Integration 14 Understanding the stakeholder  ESTABLISH A SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT  Businesses Seeking Community College Partners  Community Colleges Seeking Business Partners

16 A Unique Voice Bridging Business and Policy to Shape the Competitiveness of the Workforce and Workplace Strengths of Business Partners 15  Access to real-time business needs  Improved job placement rates  Advocacy and community relations  Industry-based adjunct faculty  Financial and in-kind contributions  Visibility What Community Colleges need to know

17 A Unique Voice Bridging Business and Policy to Shape the Competitiveness of the Workforce and Workplace Roles of Business Partners 16  Supply designated staff  Provide skills requirements, hiring needs, curricula validations  Mentor students, provide career navigation information  Provide scarce resources  Provide teacher externship opportunities  Promote college offerings and tie them to career pathways  Tuition assistance and education stipends  Contextualized work experience and work evaluation  Education accomplishment recognition What Community Colleges need to know

18 A Unique Voice Bridging Business and Policy to Shape the Competitiveness of the Workforce and Workplace Roles of Business Partners 17  Identify and select appropriate business partners  Curriculum and certification development  Pilot Project  Measure and Evaluate  Continual Communication  Implement Partnership Learnings  Celebrate Achievements Action Steps for Community College Leaders

19 A Unique Voice Bridging Business and Policy to Shape the Competitiveness of the Workforce and Workplace 18 Discussion Questions What other strengths do community colleges bring to partnerships with business? Additional roles community colleges might bring to partnerships with business?

20 A Unique Voice Bridging Business and Policy to Shape the Competitiveness of the Workforce and Workplace Questions? … Contact Us! 19 Peg Walton


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