Shaping the Future Workforce
Roundtable Case Studies of Successful Business/Education Partnerships

There is no single way that employers go about creating these partnerships. Businesses across all different industries, including healthcare, technology, financial services, professional services, energy, and real estate development and construction, are collaborating with schools to create mutually beneficial partnerships. Some companies are collaborating with an individual school or university to teach a very specific curriculum while others have general partnerships that engage future workers in STEM or other fields.

These partnerships exist across all education levels, from elementary schools to colleges and universities. Employers may choose to engage with different education institutions depending on the type of partnership that best meets their interests and needs. Some choose to partner with colleges, while others partner with vocational and technical high schools as a way of training the future workforce. Others engage younger students as a way to inspire them in an area of study, such as engineering.


A.D. Makepeace Eversource Northeastern University
AT&T General Dynamics Northmark Bank
Becker College Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PricewaterhouseCoopers
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology IBM Raytheon
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center iRobot Shawmut Design and Construction
Blue Cross Blue Shield MassDevelopment Shire
Comcast Massachusetts Technology Collaborative Siemens
Consigli MITRE University of Massachusetts
Dell EMC National Grid Verizon
Ernst & Young New England Baptist Hospital Vertex









Commonwealth Magazine Op-Ed by Roundtable Members Tracy Pitcher & Marcy Reed
Report Highlights Biz Efforts to Fill Talent Gap, State House News
New Report Highlights Business/Education Partnerships As Key Factor in Improving Skilled Workforce

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