Future Ready Partnerships encourage collaboration between businesses, post-secondary institutions, community organizations, and schools. These partnerships build businesses’ talent pipelines, educators’ understanding of the skills required for the workforce, students’ preparation for life after high school, and the region’s long-term capacity for a thriving economy.
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Consider engaging in any of the following programs that connect students, educators, and employers. These experiences can last from 30 minutes to a full day. Connect with us to design an appropriate opportunity. If you have an idea for a partnership, we are happy to explore new possibilities. Sponsorships to support these and other partnership initiatives are also welcome.
Short sessions by employers, post-secondary, and other community partners to inform and prepare high school students for the decisions they are making about their futures.
A small group of professionals (from one or more companies) connect with a small group of students to build relationships that raise awareness about industries, careers, and skills needed to thrive in a particular sector.
More about Small-Group Career Mentoring
Educators learn about the job market their students will be entering. In partnership with companies across the region, we offer immersion sessions where employers present the career paths they offer and the skills they require so that educators can adapt their own teaching and offer guidance.
More about Educator in the Workforce
Employers present a real challenge they are facing to a group of students who then approach solving that problem using project-based learning and human-centered design strategies.