Industry Partnership Masterclass: How to Talk to Employers – Webinar Recap
September 26, 2019 by Remie Verougstraete
When educators connect their institution’s mission to the needs of their regional economy, employers thrive, communities prosper, and students’ lives are transformed.
That’s the conviction behind our recent industry partnership masterclass with Jeff Spain (workforce solutions senior consultant) and Scott Wegeng (director of employer engagement and experiential learning) from Columbus State Community College, addressing the topic: How to talk to employers.
Spain and Wegeng offered a behind-the-scenes look at the strategies and best practices they’ve used to develop thriving “earn and learn” partnerships with 26 leading employers in their region, including household names like Honda and Target. As a result of these partnerships, CSCC is able to offer highly relevant, in-demand programs (with exceptional retention and completion rates) that help students graduate on time and qualify for fulfilling, high-wage jobs.