NEC Releases Third Edition of “Partnerships for the Talent Pipeline”

Updated Directory Highlights Regional Higher Education-Industry Partnerships

The New England Council is pleased to share with you the third edition of “Partnerships for the Talent Pipeline: Directory of New England Higher Education & Industry Partnerships.”   This updated version of the directory –which was first released in the fall of 2016 and updated in 2018 – highlights nearly 100 programs affiliated with colleges and universities throughout New England which aim to connect students and employers in order to strengthen our regional workforce. As educators, employers and community leaders wrestle with how to best prepare students for a successful career, these innovative models are being put to the test around our region to ensure that education meets changing demands.

For the New England economy to continue to grow and for our region’s businesses to compete globally, employers of all types and sizes are dependent on a skilled workforce. In addition to traditional classroom training, educators and employers alike have embraced partnerships that bring together industry and higher education to work collaboratively to prepare students for career success. The New England Council has worked with our members to collect information on partnerships that are designed to develop a skilled talent pipeline and provide a mutual benefit to both students and businesses. These partnerships go beyond the traditional internship model to provide a variety of experiential learning opportunities, to develop curriculum that will best prepare students for future job opportunities, and to develop pipelines for post-graduation employment.

The Council hopes that this updated directory will continue to be a useful resource to policymakers and other stakeholders, and will encourage employers and educational institutions to continue to pursue and expand partnership initiatives that develop our region’s talent pipeline.

The directory is available on our website and will be updated periodically as we learn of new partnerships in the region.  Hard copies are also available upon request.  If you have programs that you think could be included in future versions of this directory, please contact Taylor Pichette.
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