Schools and businesses face a shared challenge - preparing students to enter adulthood- albeit from different perspectives. Schools are struggling to improve student outcomes, while businesses struggle with finding capable and qualified employees, which is a pressing issue particularly as jobs become more technologically demanding and as the Baby Boomer Generation begins to retire en masse. Solutions can be found, but they will require collaboration between schools and businesses at a scale not seen before.
The Business/Education Partnership Forum was created to help partnership professionals of all experience levels, from the worlds of both education and business, to find the information and resources they need to build strong, sustainable, and successful collaborations. The Forum outlines the challenge and discusses the returns that partners need to realize in order to make collaborations worthwhile. We outline numerous options in partnership development and point to currrent practices in the field. And we provide both current and timeless information for those seeking to learn more.
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