TVCC’s workplace learning programs serve business community needs

Career & Technical Education (CTE) has evolved over the years and Treasure Valley Community College is proud to lead this change. Students are acquiring skills in advanced manufacturing, robotics, advanced welding, and other highly technical fields of study. Classrooms have been replaced with employers’ manufacturing headquarters, and students are finding employment before they even graduate college.

Leading this trend are the partnerships we are forging with business and industry. Companies are looking to TVCC for workplace learning solutions. Why? Because community colleges are nimble. We can quickly respond to shifting industry needs and create degree and training programs that meet the needs of the marketplace, preparing individuals for occupations in high-demand fields.

TVCC has been successful in building these partnerships by meeting with potential employer partners to listen and understand their needs, and then making the best recommendation on how the college can assist them.

And the solutions vary. For some businesses, an apprenticeship program may be appropriate, while work-based learning or an internship may be a better fit for another company. Regardless of the solution, these partnerships allow us to address the two most common issues being experienced by today’s workforce – closing the skills gap (the gap between the skills today’s workers have and the skills that today’s companies need from its employees) and meeting a need for skilled workers.

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