A Partner in Success
“When it comes to the types of skills and knowledge that employers feel are critical to workplace success, large majorities of employers do not feel that recent college graduates are well prepared.” (AACU).
There are many reasons students continue their education beyond high school. According to the Sodexo University survey, 73 percent of students state that they pursued a degree to improve their job opportunities. For this reason, strategic industry partnerships are a crucial part of ensuring students are ready for the rigors of the workplace.
But it doesn’t stop there. Are your students truly prepared? Do they have the soft skills they need to compete in a global work environment? Can they communicate effectively? Can they collaborate as a member of a team? Have they tapped into their inner leadership potential enabling them to make positive and lasting contributions to the workforce?
Giving Employers What they Want by Providing Students with What they Need!
While some institutions offer programs preparing students for the ensuing search for a meaningful career, many fall short in providing the necessary guidance toward attributes most in demand by employers. According to a study commissioned by Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU), the gap between skills employers seek, and the skills students have upon graduation are substantial.
We become the middle man in this process – not only do we work with colleges and universities to develop a meaningful curriculum and engaging learning experience, we collaborate with top employers to ensure students truly are workforce ready.
To help overcome these discrepancies, we forge industry-specific partnerships that align with the curriculum and the content of the program. These relationships result in graduates who have achieved the competencies; employers are looking for graduates who are workforce ready. Another benefit of these partnerships is they provide a ready pool of degree candidates. When programs align with employer needs, they become fertile ground for employees seeking career advancement.