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Best Practices to Enabling Partnerships

This compilation of publications offers a summary of collaboration best practices to strengthen your local and regional workforce.

Employer-Driven Community College Partnerships Toolkit: An Innovative Response to Workforce Training Need
This toolkit was designed to help colleges and employers create innovative partnerships to jointly address regional workforce training needs and to ensure that new workers have acquired the knowledge, skills, and competencies to make immediate contributions in the workforce. These sample documents, templates, and step-by-step guides will serve as reference tools to help identify the best way to collaborate with colleges and employers in your region to strengthen your local and regional workforce. Source: Energy Providers Coalition for Education and Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program
This fact sheet provides an overview of Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers, which leverage the talent and resources of industry, universities, and government to generate advances in technology and enhance industrially relevant workforce training for researchers. Source: National Science Foundation
The Power of the Education-Industry Partnership
Community colleges are the institutions that stand closest to the crossroads of higher education and the real world, where Americans need to apply a mix of technical knowledge, business acumen, and creativity to add value in firms whose imperative is to compete on innovation. This complex talent mix requires knowledge and skills gleaned from both academic education and vocational training. The only way to develop curriculum and instruction models that deliver this skill set to large numbers of Americans is for business and education leaders to build collaborations that leverage their combined knowledge of labor markets, skills, pedagogy, and students. Source: Center for American Progress
University, Meet Industry: 4 Ways Faculty Can Make and Keep Strong Industry Partnerships
Industry-university partnerships deliver a wealth of financial and non-financial benefits to both parties, as well as drive innovation and economic growth. But forming these partnerships can be complex work. This article offers a short list of best practices and strategies to help faculty work constructively with companies. Source: Venturewell
Entrepreneurial Mindset: The Secret Ingredient to Successful Industry-University Partnerships
To establish and maintain solid industry partnerships, research faculty need to think and act like entrepreneurs: actively seeking out new customers (industry partners), developing a sustainable business model (partnership), maximizing tight budgets, and pitching value and ideas to potential partners. This article describes four components of an entrepreneurial mindset that can help university research faculty develop partnerships with industry. Source: Dorn Carranza, Ph.D. MBA; Assoc. Director @ FDA's Office of Science & Engineering Labs via LinkedIn
Real Jobs Rhode Island Case Study: The Real Jobs Pathway for Minorities and Women
The Real Jobs Pathway for Minorities and Women (Hire Path Program), implemented by the Opportunities Industrialization Center of Rhode Island, was designed to provide workforce readiness training for underserved populations. This program focused on providing workforce readiness training pathways for people of color and women to obtain employment in the marine trades, construction, and green industries sectors. Source: The University of Rhode Island
How Community Partnerships Help Fuel the Talent Pipeline
Partnerships that bring together utilities, contractors, local governments, and social/wraparound service agencies are helping to fuel the talent pipeline in numerous ways. This article provides examples of partners energy companies are working with and how these alliances are benefiting everyone involved. Source: Center for Energy Workforce Development