Effective Partnerships Between Schools and Industries

About Effective Industry Partnerships


Effective industry partnerships have a vision for student success, common expectations,  a commitment to equity, connection to local workforce demands, on-going communication, and continuous improvement. Like all education initiatives, the primary goal of industry partnerships must be ensuring that students are set up for career and life success.  


A partnership between industry and education can help educators to understand the needs of industries, including in-demand cross-sector competencies, and can help businesses fill their talent pipeline. It can also provide authentic, real-world problems in which students can develop cross-sector competencies.