Last Friday’s job report shows nearly 180,000 new jobs have been added to the U.S economy, many requiring a postsecondary degree or credential. Bridging education and workforce needs requires implementing strategies that ensure students are meeting local job market demands.
In an effort to support community-based collaborations on postsecondary education and workforce alignment, the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) has developed a tactical guidebook explaining how some communities within the Community Partnership for Attainment (CPA) network use cross-sector partnerships to develop career supports for today's students.
Future job market needs will require communities to take strides to develop a qualified, diverse workforce by creating more opportunities for underserved student populations who have not been afforded access to postsecondary education and early professional experience.
This guidebook was produced with support from Lumina Foundation.