We've written about corporate and higher education partnerships in the past, but this one has an unusual model: through the Michigan New Jobs Training Program, businesses work with local community colleges to provide training for their new employees, and the colleges are reimbursed with state income tax withholdings from those employees. Each partnership varies based on the type of company and industry; some colleges have traditional apprenticeships, and others provide more customized training. Already, more than 100 employers and 100 community colleges are participating, and nearly 13,400 jobs have been created. Inside Higher Ed's Ashley A. Smith further details how the program came into existence, why the state legislature just extended the program's timeline from 2018 to 2023, and the $50 million cap on spending for the program that people are fighting to remove.
It Takes Two
Sep 09, 2015