Employer Engagement by Community Colleges in New York State
Providing work experience for students
Nov. 13, 2018
Author(s): Jaison R. Abel, Tony Davis, Richard Deitz, and Edison Reyes
Organization(s): Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Employer engagement by community colleges in New York State has become the norm, according to a report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The study says the typical community college engages with more than 100 employers, spanning every major industry sector, including healthcare, manufacturing, utilities, and tourism.
Additionally, nearly all community colleges surveyed have employers who serve on curriculum advisory committees, come to campus for guest lectures, offer workplace visits and tours of their facilities, provide work experience and job opportunities to students, help students prepare for the job market by participating in career fairs or mentoring, or work to promote the college or its programs to the local community.
The report includes 11 real-life examples of employer engagement in action at community colleges.