Promising practices for strengthening the regional STEM workforce development ecosystem

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Committee on Improving Higher Education's Responsiveness to Regional STEM Workforce Needs: Identifying Analytical Tools and Regional Best Practices


This report reviews the extent to which universities and employers in five metropolitan communities (Phoenix, Arizona; Cleveland, Ohio; Montgomery, Alabama; Los Angeles, California; and Fargo, North Dakota) collaborate successfully to align curricula, labs, and other undergraduate educational experiences with current and prospective regional [science, technology, engineering and mathematics] STEM workforce needs. This report focuses on how to create the kind of university-industry collaboration that promotes higher quality college and university course offerings, lab activities, applied...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Workforce development; Higher education; Skills and knowledge; Providers of education and training; Teaching and learning; Employment; Industry; Outcomes; Statistics

Keywords: Skill needs; Skill development; University; College; Community college; Education industry relationship; Outcomes of education and training; Recommendations; Data analysis

Geographic subjects: North America; United States

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: National Academies Press, 2016

Physical description: x, 111 p.

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Also called: Promising practices for strengthening the regional science, technology, engineering and mathematics workforce development ecosystem

ISBN: 9780309391115; 0309391113

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 123.72

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