Step 1: Select a partner school(s) or district and establish shared goals.
Step 2: Develop a partnership model that meets all stakeholders’ needs. Possible ways to support the partnership include:
Many schools have advisory boards that support the co-creation of solutions to perceived barriers.
Work with career services within the school/district to provide students with information and advice on STEM career options and university guidance.
Provide educators with input and feedback on STEM programs so they target real-world business needs (i.e. Industry 4.0, data science/analytics, artificial intelligence, entrepreneurship).
Through ongoing interaction with students companies can develop deeper relationships that provide students with a greater understanding of the business world, and allow the companies to recruit students for internships (in high school or college) for full-time careers.