10 Quick Ways Colleges Can Engage with Local Companies

10 Quick Ways Colleges Can Engage with Local Companies

Why its important that Colleges Engage with Local Companies

Last month saw the publication of the Government’s white paper  Skills for Jobs.

The white paper aims to improve collaboration between local company leaders, industry and education and places employers at the heart of the further education system.

Giving companies a greater opportunity to play a central role in setting out employer-led standards for the skills they need to help their companies grow.

Here are 10 Ways for Colleges can Engage with Local Companies Quickly:

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    10 Quick Ways Colleges Can Engage with Local Companies

    Engage with company decision makers – get their opinions and understand the positive impact the college has on its education, training and apprenticeship agendas.

    Do regular email – Buy data and send regular Newsletters updating employers of the college intuitive.

    Speaking opportunities – arrange speaking opportunities for the College’s Chief Executive to speak at relevant high-profile events locally and nationally

    Hold virtual networking events – allow staff to talk to a mixture of different business owners. These events help raise the college profile and encourage engagement.

    Collaborate – collaborate with local Chamber, Federation of Small Businesses, and innovation / incubation hubs to gain their opinions

    10 Quick Ways Colleges Can Engage with Local Companies

    Hold business engagements – ask an influential guest speaker to events as these can beneficial for both the students and decision makers.

    Advise procurement procedures –advise local businesses of the college’s tender process, offering advice on the completion of tender documents and informing them of the decision process.

    Apprenticeships workshops – hold apprenticeship workshops so employers can talk to colleges and students about the skills needed in college and in business.

    Work placements – ask businesses to offer work placements so students so they can gain experience and colleges can get feedback.

    Business training services – offer business owners short training courses so they can benefit from the training themselves.

    Data Bubble have been working with College Engagement and Business teams to engage with local businesses for a number of years.

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