Brief The Goals and Dimensions of Employer Engagement in Workforce Development Programs
Shayne Spaulding, Ananda Martin-Caughey
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Employer engagement is an important strategy for workforce development programs. Federal grant programs and philanthropic initiatives have increasingly pushed workforce organizations to be more responsive to the industries that might hire program graduates. This brief provides a framework for understanding the goals and challenges of employer engagement in workforce development programs as well as strategies for engagement and deeper partnership. This framework can help workforce organizations sharpen their thinking about employer engagement and their goals for such partnerships.
Research Areas Education Workforce
Tags Workforce development Job training Beyond high school: education and training Employer engagement
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center