Finding and Engaging Employer Partners

Simple and effective strategies for identifying prospective employer partners, establishing a relationship, and getting a commitment

One of the biggest challenges in CTE is finding partners to support your work-based learning efforts and drive your advisory board. Most people feel uncomfortable making cold calls, and educators are no exception, so we put off that outreach work as long as we can. However, there are partnership development strategies that don’t involve those dreaded cold calls, and there is an established process for turning those prospects into committed partners and advocates. Join Brett Pawlowski of NC3T, lead author of The Employer Engagement Toolkit, to find out how you can build the partnerships you’ve always wanted.


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Brett Pawlowski
Brett Pawlowski

Brett is the co-founder of the National Center for College and Career Transitions (NC3T) and Executive Vice President. He is published widely on the topic of business/ education engagement and has worked with businesses, nonprofits, and others on building effective education engagement programs.

He has also served as a visible advocate of partnerships, publishing extensively on the subject and hosting conferences, trainings, and webinars.
Pawlowski co-authored the "Employer Engagement Toolkit" (with Charlie Katz) as well as “Building Advisory Boards that Matter” (with Hans Meeder), a hands-on guide published by ACTE.

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