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Businesses and labor groups play a vital role in the development of our community as a whole. When businesses partner with the education system and relate the expectations that future employees need to meet, highly competent students with future-ready skills graduate college and career ready.
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The Countywide Vision is a community-based effort to create a county where residents and investors can prosper and achieve well-being. The Countywide Vision website includes the Countywide Vision statement, information on progress being made to achieve the Vision, and resources to help everyone participate in the Vision effort.
Learn about the skills and abilities employers are looking for in job candidates. Each video also includes examples of careers that require the skills or abilities discussed.
The Alliance for Education supports the alignment of partner work and resources across San Bernardino County by connecting business and community organizations to education. Alliance partners from business, labor, industry, community and faith-based organizations, education, and government work collaboratively to increase relevance in student learning. Our online platform, powered by SBConnect, offers businesses and schools the chance to make connections and bring concrete, real-world experience to the classroom. Professionals can share their knowledge and expertise with students across our region. Students can gain insight into career pathways and expand their awareness of high-demand jobs and growing industries throughout San Bernardino County.
At home Work-based Learning Career Exploration Activities designed to guide students in the exploration of a variety of careers. These are free, online, student-paced activities.
This TED Talks playlist includes videos that discuss happiness in the workplace.
The Soft Skills to Pay the Bills teaches youth soft- and work-ready skills by offering modular, hands-on curriculum that focus on six key skill areas.
This report contributes to the broader debate around the role that soft skills can play in entrepreneurial success.
This article helps working parents of children with special needs identity what they should look for in a company. It also helps employers see how they can better serve their employees.
This toolkit helps after-school advocates form partnerships benefitting the business community, after-school programs, parents, and the youth who need these programs.
This list describes 21st Century skills, how they help students, and their importance for career success.
This fact sheet details Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAP) requirements and the importance of IRAPs.
This article discusses the importance of teaching teenagers social and emotional learning in improving career outcomes.
This report highlights the need for government, academia, donor organizations, and the private sector to collaborate on social science research through funding, data, ethics, research quality, and research training.
This guide provides a summary of the value of Career and Technical Education as well as a glossary of terms, branches of government, business associations, and student organizations meant for anyone conducting outreach in the CTE Community.
This article details what courses executives at major companies would like to see in high schools.
This brief highlights the need for social and emotional learning in schools as a key of success to workforce development.
This report provides additional information supporting the claim that learning a new language opens career paths and increases employment opportunities for students.
This brief defines employability skills overall with a focus on social and emotional competencies and research on why they are essential. It also discusses how social and emotional learning programs and practices can support the development of these skills and how after-school and expanded learning settings are an ideal place for this to happen.
This article details 11 lessons businesses can learn from history to ensure a better present and improved future business outcomes.
This article gives small businesses recommendations for creating partnerships with colleges and universities.
This report presents the key findings from a three-year international study that investigated workplace well-being, the activities most effective for enhancing well-being, and the benefits for organizations fostering well-being for their employees.
This article highlights three findings from research on the definition of self-awareness and how to improve it.
This toolkit offers practical advice on how community college leaders can take a deliberate approach to communication with potential partners in their community, including local businesses and industry leaders.
This toolkit helps educators and business/industry representatives strengthen the CTE pathways system through advisory committees. It includes a guide for business/industry members on roles and responsibilities, with related interactive forms.
This guide helps school officials and business leaders who are interested in engaging in school-business partnerships.
The report argues for the importance of childcare for the business future of the United States.
This report makes a case for partnerships between business and education sectors and outlines strategies already being used successfully across the country as well as providing recommendations for businesses looking to help students develop soft skills for the workplace.
This article explains why business schools should teach history to better prepare their graduates for successful business careers.
This paper provides data for investing in impactful social and emotional learning programs for all children and recommendations for future research.