Partnerships & Partner Contributions

Partnerships and Partner Contributions

  • What are partners providing to the IET? How are they supporting learners in the IET?

A good first step in approaching and working with partners is to consider their potential interests in working with an IET program. This chart from The Career Pathways Planner  (OCTAE, 2016) provides initial ideas to start planning.



How can programs locate service providers?

How are programs communicating with industry partners?

Resources for engaging industry partners:

  • Proliteracy Workplace Literacy Guide: This resource includes sample scripts, employer surveys, questions to ask, and a timeline for developing a workplace project with employer buy-in.



  • LINCS Video Series: Building Strategic Partnerships to Support Adult Career Pathways (ACP): Participants discuss their strategies, tips, and experiences in this panel discussion sponsored by the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) of the Department of Education (ED).


  • Employer Engagement Resources Handbook: This resource was developed in partnership with the Virginia Community College System and includes resources and information from partner agencies, as well as links to several colleges’ career centers.