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How do you know if your MassSTEP partnerships, especially with employers, are providing the support your program needs to thrive? This session will focus on:

  • Understanding how employer partnerships can support your MassSTEP program
  • Opportunities to reflect on and assess your current employer partnerships
  • Strategies for developing or improving those partnerships

This session combines a presentation from a national IET expert, sharing of exemplary partnerships in Massachusetts and beyond, and facilitated group discussions.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • New and experienced MassSTEP directors, coordinators, and practitioners interested in improving employer partnership strategies for their MassSTEP programs
  • MassHire, occupational skills providers, and employer partners

When we polled MassSTEP programs this year, “partnerships” proved to be the greatest challenge for programs. Partnerships are not only an essential and mandated part of MassSTEP programming, but they are also the key to actually making your program function well. If partnerships, especially employer partners, are working in the way they are supposed to, adult education programs should not be shouldering the burden of recruiting, supporting, and transitioning students on their own. We will share models for effective employer partnerships. We will also support you in reflecting on what is working and what can be improved in your partnerships. 

This session shares guidance and tools other programs are using to develop partnerships and leverage these partnerships for student recruitment, work-based learning, and job placement.

Schedule: February 16th, 2023 10–11:30 a.m.

Note: You will receive a separate email from ruzica_banovic@worlded with instructions on how to access the Zoom session.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Understand how workforce and employer partners provide crucial support in MassSTEP program success
  • Understand a variety of partnership models that help participants throughout their journey in the MassSTEP program
  • Assess partnerships to identify areas of growth, and areas for improvement
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)
02/16/2023 - 10:00 am to 02/16/2023 - 11:30 am

United States

PD Center
SABES Program Support PD Center - Advising & Student Support Services
Topic Area
Career Pathways
Education Leadership / Management
Workforce Development
Self-Paced Monthly Offering