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Working Together: A Guide to Business and Adult Education Partnerships

Working Together describes the many forms that business-adult education partnerships can take, the bottom line and philanthropic advantages to partnering, and the practical steps for getting involved.  It begins by explaining why businesses of all sizes should consider investing in adult education.  It offers models of business-adult education partnerships in three areas: expanding the employee pipeline; promoting

corporate philanthropy in the community; and connecting through intermediaries. It also provides descriptions of actual business-adult education partnerships and links to related resources and information.  

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This report was produced under U.S. Department of Education Contract No. ED-04-CO-0121, Task Order 0004, with MPR Associates. Sheryl Adler, Trudy R. Turner, and Cindy Towsner served as the contracting officer's representatives. The content of this report does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Education, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial products, curricula and curricular materials and approaches, or organizations imply endorsements by the U.S. government. This publication also contains Internet Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) for information created and maintained by private organizations. This information is provided for the reader's convenience. The U.S. Department of Education is not responsible for controlling or guaranteeing the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of the outside information mentioned in this report. Further, the inclusion of information or a URL does not reflect the importance of the organization, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed, or products or services offered.