Industry Engagement

Industry partnerships engage multiple employers within an industry to collaborate with colleges, high schools , labor, workforce agencies, community organizations, and other community stakeholders. These partnerships align training with the skills needed for that industry while facilitating training, hiring, and career advancement for local workers.

A national infrastructure of regional industry partnerships

Small and medium-sized employers don’t have big training budgets, nor do they hire enough people to independently influence the curriculum of local colleges or training programs.

Organizing multiple companies, small and large, within the same regional industry allows them to identify common skill standards that can then be used by area schools, trainers and colleges to ensure they are preparing students for actual jobs. Industry partnerships can also work with businesses to make training, hiring and career advancement more equitable. These industry partnerships are at the forefront of workforce training in the U.S. today. We need more of them, in every region of the country.

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Business Leaders United

Part of NSC's network of networks, BLU provides small- and mid-sized business leaders with a common platform to advocate on behalf of themselves and their workers.

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Skills for an Inclusive Economic Recovery

A set of generation-defining investments in inclusive skills policy can contribute to addressing the disproportionate impact of the economic crisis on communities who have long suffered inequities.

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