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America needs an effective strategy for integrating educational instruction and workforce development that benefits employers, today's workers, and workers of tomorrow. Employer-Educator Partnerships work!

This website is designed to:

  • Introduce employers and educators to the value of partnering.
  • Describe best practices and success stories.
  • Disseminate evidence-based tools that contain academic and practical solutions for building partnerships, sustaining collaborations, and creating career pathways.

Valuable information tailored for both employers and educators is presented. Whether you are an employer, educator, or other interested party, we encourage you to view both sections as they present examples, from each perspective, of how partnerships have made a difference along with links to important resources.

Lower-skilled workers make up a significant part of today's labor force; low literacy and numeracy are also a problem for many unemployed adults. These individuals are traditionally underserved by training programs. Low-wage, entry-level jobs should not be dead ends—they should be stepping stones to more productive employment.
This website was developed by NOVA Research Company with assistance from Quotient Inc. and funding from the U.S. Department of Education (ED), Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), under Contract No. ED-VAE-14-O-5014. The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of the U.S. Department of Education, and no official endorsement by the U.S. Department of Education should be inferred.
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