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Improving the Lives of Working Families

Business and Community College Partnerships: A How-To Guide

October 3, 2011


Today s objectives
Today’s Objectives

  • Understand the mission of Corporate Voices and our work around the skills gap and Learn and Earn partnerships

  • Learn the business perspective of these partnerships and begin the framework for a business engagement strategy for your organization

  • Provide information on the community college perspective of these partnerships

  • Learn from the experiences of others


Discussion Questions

  • Why are business and community college partnerships imperative to business needs?

  • Why are these partnerships imperative to community college needs?



About corporate voices
About Corporate Voices

  • 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 


How we do it
How We Do It

  • We combine:

    • Research

    • Collaboration

    • Business best practices

    • Advocacy

  • We work with partners to:

    • Create and influence the adoption of corporate and public policy

    • Better support working families

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Higher education and the labor market
Higher Education and the Labor Market

63% of all jobs will require some college or better by 2018.

Source: Analysis of March CPS data,

Center on Education and the Workforce


Workforce trends and truths
Workforce Trends and Truths

63% will require some postsecondary education

Source: Center on Education and the Workforce Ready or Not and Help Wanted


Overview of learn and earn

Working-student friendly employer practices and policies

COLLEGES

Overview of Learn and Earn

Unpaid Credit-bearing Internships

EMPLOYERS

Off–Campus Work Study

On–Campus Work Study

Working-student friendly college practices and policies

Professional Tracks*: MD, JD, CPA, PE



Business and community college partnerships
Business and Community College Partnerships


Discussion Question

What’s the first step in creating partnerships with business?


Stakeholders wheel right connections from the start
Stakeholders Wheel: Right Connections from the Start

Business and Community College Partnerships

Community College Divisions

Business Divisions


Discussion Question

Keys to successful partnerships?


Keys to successful partnerships
Keys to Successful Partnerships

  • Common Objectives

  • Trust and Respect

  • Leadership

  • Flexibility

  • Language and Culture

  • Environmental Scan

  • Clearly Defined Roles and Expectations

  • Timing

  • Measurement and Data

  • Communication

Source: Across the Great Divide

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Q & A

Other Questions?


Today s objectives1
Today’s Objectives

  • Understand the mission of Corporate Voices and our work around the skills gap and Learn and Earn partnerships

  • Learn the business perspective of these partnerships and begin the framework for a business engagement strategy for your organization

  • Provide information on the community college perspective of these partnerships

  • Learn from the experiences of others


About corporate voices1
About Corporate Voices

  • 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 


Overview of learn and earn1

Working-student friendly employer practices and policies

COLLEGES

Overview of Learn and Earn

Unpaid Credit-bearing Internships

EMPLOYERS

Off–Campus Work Study

On–Campus Work Study

Working-student friendly college practices and policies

Professional Tracks*: MD, JD, CPA, PE


Stakeholders wheel right connections from the start1
Stakeholders Wheel: Right Connections from the Start

Business and Community College Partnerships

Community College Divisions

Business Divisions


Keys to successful partnerships1
Keys to Successful Partnerships

  • Common Objectives

  • Trust and Respect

  • Leadership

  • Flexibility

  • Language and Culture

  • Environmental Scan

  • Clearly Defined Roles and Expectations

  • Timing

  • Measurement and Data

  • Communication

Source: Across the Great Divide

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Strengths of community college partners
Strengths of Community College Partners

  • Flexibility and Speed

  • Dedicated Faculty & Staff

  • Single Point of Contact

  • Student Support

  • Tutoring and Advisement Services

  • Academic and Career Planning

  • Cost-effective

  • Customized Curriculum

  • Corporate Capacity Building

  • Flexible Course Scheduling and Delivery

  • Community Partnerships

  • Teamwork and Collaboration

  • Articulation Agreements

  • Foundation and General Education

  • Prior Learning Assessment

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Discussion Questions

What other strengths do community colleges bring to partnerships with business?


Strengths of business partners
Strengths of Business Partners

  • Competency Needs

  • Dedicated Staff

  • Local Support Staff

  • Promotion of Opportunities

  • Awareness and Recruitment Opportunities

  • Career Pathways

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Subject Matter Experts

  • Recognition of Credentials

  • Flexible Work Options

  • Community Partnerships

  • Teacher Externships

  • In-Kind Contributions

  • Contextualized Learning

  • Prior Learning Assessment

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Discussion Questions

What other strengths do businesses bring to partnerships with community colleges?


Q & A

What are perceived obstacles from partnering with business?



Q & A

Other Questions?


Questions contact us
Questions? … Contact Us!

Peg Walton

[email protected]

Jennifer Weber

[email protected]

www.corporatevoices.org

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