Tools for Building Employer-Educator Partnerships

Tools for Building Employer-Educator Partnerships

NOVA Research Company and Quotient Inc., 2015

Toolkit Purpose 

The purpose of this toolkit is to educate employers and career/technical and adult education providers on the importance of building employer-educator partnerships. These partnerships can help educators target their programs to local employment needs, and they can help employers ensure there is a supply of skilled workers available to fill vacant positions.

U.S. Department of Education Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
Intended Audience 
Adult basic education providers, postsecondary education organizations, and employers who wish to build employer-educator partnerships
Career Pathways Target Population 
Adult education and career and technical education students, low-skill workers
Based On 
Research, best practices, and success stories from existing employer-educator partnerships
Summary of Toolkit Approach 

There are two toolkits included: one for employers and one for educators. Each toolkit is organized under two main sections:

  • Stories, which are vignettes from both the employer and educator perspective detailing how their organizations established a successful employer-educator partnership; and
  • Professional resources, which includes reports, guides, webinars, and fact sheets from external organizations on building employer-educator partnerships.
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