This toolkit was created for local business leaders and adult educators who want a thriving local economy that employs adults in family-wage jobs and has a workforce with the right skills to support long-term business growth. Explore the topics at the top to learn more!
Together we can build a stronger workforce!
Through collaborative partnerships, adult educators and business leaders can create talent pipelines of workers ready to meet the needs of local in-demand industries and provide contextualized education for adult students' career success.
The Business Leaders and Adult Educators links below provide details on:
- The benefits of partnering
- The range of activities in which educators and business leaders may contribute
- How to identify potential partners
- Tips for creating a partnership
Resources for Building Effective Partnerships
Many educators and employment and training providers have charted a course to effective partnership with business leaders. Explore some recent examples of these public-private partnerships with businesses, industry groups, adult education, career and technical education, community colleges, and the public workforce development system.
Read about some recent relevant examples of how effective educator-business partnerships have positively impacted companies and industries, and adult learners and workers through innovative collaboration.