All relationships need to be tended to and maintained, and sector partnerships are no exception. How can you know just how effective your industry partnerships are? What more can your organization be doing to create an atmosphere of collaboration and growth for these all-important relationships?

The resources described below, and listed on the left-hand side of the screen under “Related Content,” can help guide discussions and thinking around the effectiveness of your existing partnerships with employers within a sector, and can help you create the high-performing industry partnerships you are seeking.

Assessing Business Engagement

  • Employer Engagement Toolkit: From Placement to Partners: designed for use by training providers, workforce development organizations deliberately integrating employer engagement into the core decision making of their programs. Includes assessment of employer relationships.
  • Characteristics of a High-Performing Industry Partnership provides brief descriptions of the traits that make an industry partnership successful.