Benefits for Business, Community & Educational Partners:

  • Fosters networking opportunities that build and enhance partnerships
  • Develops future employees/Reduces recruitment and training costs  
  • Creates positive community and public relations/recognition for business 
  • Provides businesses with a skilled/trained workforce  
  • Improves current employees morale and management skills  
  • Increases community involvement in the education of students

Benefits for Students

  • Improves students’ academic achievement, involvement and motivation 
  • Allows students to apply knowledge in a meaningful way 
  • Allows students to explore career options 
  • Increases students self-efficacy and self-confidence 
  • Helps students acquire real workplace experience and work skills

Benefits for Schools

  • Improves student academic achievement  
  • Improves student involvement and motivation  
  • Improves relationship with the community 
  • Develops soft skills‚Äč

Business/education partnerships are “educators and businesses working together toward a shared goal designed to benefit students while at the same time achieving goals unique to each partner” Pawlowski and Katz (2014)