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Jaimie Francis

Vice President of Policy and Programs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation


Unlocking and Sustaining Business-Education Partnerships

In today’s dynamic labor market, collaboration between educators and employers is critical. These partnerships not only enhance educational programs but also open doors for learners, granting them access to employment opportunities and career advancement. This masterclass will help you maintain consistent employer engagement by delving into three main areas:

  1. Employer-Led Strategies: We will dissect proven approaches for building high-performing talent pipelines. Employers play a pivotal role in shaping these pipelines, ensuring learners acquire skills aligned with industry demands.

  2. Education and Training Partnerships: We will highlight the indispensable role of education and training partners within a demand-driven strategy. Their contributions are essential for student success.

  3. A Strategic Framework: Learn how a strategic framework can improve your outcomes. By embracing this approach, all stakeholders (employers, educators, learners, and workers) can collectively create and benefit from shared value.

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Employer Partnerships

With tight labor markets, rising education costs, and a widening skills gap, educational institutions and employers have every reason to partner together. Our schools and colleges want to understand, and respond to, local workforce needs more than ever before. Simply convening local industry representatives for compliance is woefully insufficient. Thankfully we know what effective partnerships look like and how to sustain them.


Each masterclass in Employer Partnerships covers a vitally important element about the practicalities and challenges of partnership implementation. Learn how we can engage in meaningful collaborations, innovate new structures, and blur the walls of our classroom so that every learner and local partner benefits.

“Everything that happens to you is a form of instruction if you pay attention“.

Robert Greene (Mastery)

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