Universities can also turn to their industry advisory boards to find employer partners. A rubric for scoring employer partnership leads. Two approaches to consider:
- Georgia State University builds advisory boards that contain current partner companies and prospects. In addition to curricular guidance, the University consults these boards about portfolio-industry alignment.
- Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) invites the biggest employers within a particular field to their advisory boards. NOVA gains a nuanced understanding of regional workforce needs, and the employers benefit by having training programs tailored to those specific needs.