Employer & Community Engagement Resources
In a Pathways System, employers and community organizations are essential partners, helping to provide students with skill development and career development experiences in the workplace and bringing highly relevant work-based activities, content, and role models into the classroom. The Pathways System outlines practical and specific ways that employers and community organizations can connect with students and impact each Pathway Program.
Some resources to help with your understanding and development:
Career Street Profile (NC3T) – Career Street is a career exploration and planning program linking businesses, nonprofits, and schools to create and share experiences for students to job shadow, intern, tour companies, benefit from class speakers, and participate in career workshops and fairs.
Five Key Employer Involvement Strategies (NC3T) – As a member of the business community, there are a number of ways in which you can make a substantive contribution to your local education system. Five key strategies along with several specific recommendations are provided in this document.
How to Recruit Partners – This is a complete chapter from NC3T’s book, The Employer Engagement Toolkit (available in the bookstore). It provides hands-on guidance for identifying and recruiting business partners for your Pathways efforts.
Pathways Early Action Steps (NC3T) – NC3T has developed a step-by-step approach to planning and implementing an effective and sustainable Pathways System that prepares students for college, career, and life. This document notes several early steps sites can take as they design and implement their models.
Souderton Area School District Mentorship Profile (NC3T) – Souderton Area High School has developed a well-organized and highly successful career Mentorship Program driven by the needs and interests of its students.
Building Advisory Boards That Work for You: An NC3T Webinar