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Employer Engagement

This section covers models and practices committed to increase access to education and training for adult learners and workers by securing partnerships with employers.


Webinar - Collaborations Between Adult Basic Education and Local Workforce Investment Boards
The webinar highlights promising models of local collaborations between Adult Basic Education programs and Workforce Investment Boards to align and strengthen resources and services to prepare adults for postsecondary education and workforce training. More details…

Publication - ABE Clean Energy Ambassadors Curriculum Resource Guide
The ABE Clean Energy Ambassadors Curriculum Resource Guide provides lessons and teaching strategies that integrate clean energy information into science, math, and English language instruction for adult learners. More details...


A Resource Guide to Engaging Employers
This guide by Jobs for the Future presents working models of successful employer engagement and lessons for securing and sustaining partnerships with employers. The guide leads readers through a continuum of activities supporting these partnerships, with each level involving deeper engagement and integration of employers into the work.

Employer Guide to Adult Education for Work
This guide by the One Step Forward initiative of the National Center on Education and the Economy aim is to enable employers to access and to help transform the current Adult Education system into a system that meets employer needs for more highly skilled workers.  Such a system will also provide workers with the skills they need to succeed economically.

Engaging Employers to Support Adult Career Pathways Programs
Employer engagement facilitated by adult educators can strengthen and expand Adult Career Pathway (ACP) programs that will enable adult learners, local companies and communities to prosper. This brief produced by Kratos Learning in partnership with the Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD) offers strategies on engaging employers and building business-education partnerships to support ACP programs, and highlights promising examples from adult education providers.

State Sector Strategies Coming of Age: Implications for State Workforce Policy-makers
This report, a joint product of Corporation for a Skilled Workforce, National Skills Coalition, and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, offers a snapshot of current sector strategies and a description of actions that state administrators and policymakers can take as part of a policy framework.

Tools for Building Employer - Educator Partnerships
This U.S. Department of Education website provides valuable information tailored for both employers and educators with examples, from each perspective, of how partnerships have made a difference. Evidence-based tools that contain academic and practical solutions for building partnerships, sustaining collaborations, and creating career pathways are shared, along with links to important resources.

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