Why Connect Education & Industry
Connecting learners early on in their educational journey with exposure to local industry allows them the opportunity to open their eyes to career possibilities that they may have never imagined. The knowledge that they gain through interacting with classroom speakers, touring local companies, shadowing workers, or even working as an intern, is invaluable, and will help to inform their future educational pathway.
In addition, through industry engagement, employers are able to gain first hand knowledge of the skills of local learners, and encourage learners to pursue the types of education/training that will lead to a more skilled labor pool in the future.
How to Connect
Are you an local company or a local educator looking for expanded opportunities to connect students with industry exposure? There are many options for involvement.