Community Colleges Partnering With Business
July 6, 2021
To help train students for the skilled jobs of the future, community colleges are increasingly forming partnerships with the business community. In this way, companies can signal their employment needs and colleges can tailor their strategies and courses accordingly. Indeed, William B. Bonvillian and Sanjay E. Sarma maintain in Issues that “community colleges could become the cornerstone of a robust, much-needed workplace education system.” To help get there, they identify elements they find to be common in successful programs, including the need to be carefully focused, flexible enough to meet emerging needs, and tailored to lifelong learning.