Research

STEM to Stern: An Education to Industry Research, Action, and Change Project to Develop Long-term Employer-Education Partnerships

The National Workforce for Emerging Technologies and the Center for Career Connections at Bellevue College partnered with the Community College Research Center (CCRC) of Teachers College at Columbia University on a three-year grant to examine the hiring process for entry-level information technology (IT) jobs and the role of community college IT programs. The project was funded (2007-2010) by the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program. Research activities in two labor markets (Seattle and Detroit) were conducted as part of a larger project to develop connections between industry and community college faculty and students (“STEM to Stern: An Education to Industry Research, Action, and Change Project to Develop Long-term Employer-Education Partnerships”). The national research, statewide Faculty Learning Collaborative (in Washington state), and local Bellevue College STEM Student Learning Cohort activities all serve to provide replicable models and inform community college efforts to engage with employers in their own labor markets.

The following resources were developed and are available for download and dissemination.

Bringing Together Student: Success and Workforce Development: The Next Challenge for Community Colleges by Dr. Jim Jacobs, Macomb Community College

Stem to Stern Student Outcomes

Stem to Stern Preliminary Findings from Employer Research

For more information, please contact Cheryl Vermilyea, Cheryl.vermilyea@bellevuecollege.edu Phone: 425-564-2431

Centers of Excellence

Developing partnerships among business, industry and education to meet the future needs of Washington State.