Spurring Collaboration Between Industry and Higher Ed

Friday, April 6, 2018
10:00 am   -   11:00 am
Room: 202B
Moderator: Stephen Flavin, Vice President, Academic and Corporate Engagement, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Employers are increasingly looking to build closer relationships with higher education partners to design innovative programs that impact not just their changing workforce needs but also the communities where they are based. How do such partnerships work, and what’s the roadmap for success? Efforts can take many forms, such as forging joint research initiatives, bringing industry ambassadors into the classroom, expanding internship and co-op programs to get students into the workplace, and focusing on access and equity to develop a more diverse talent pool. This panel will look into several effective models of collaboration and how they have evolved to help employers, educators and students alike.

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