Business-Adult Education Partnerships Toolkit

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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.

Success Stories

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.