A work-based learning intermediary plays a crucial role in connecting schools and employers in communities. Work-based learning intermediaries have multiple roles to successfully make this connection including facilitating communication, finding participate employers, and supporting students in their journey is only the beginning of a long list.
Talent Development for Employers
Work-based learning intermediaries work closely with employers and other stakeholders to create a beneficial and successful program for both the business and student. GPS Education Partners puts focus on the needs and experiences of business, education, and community partners to create custom talent solutions that drive success. Work-based learning intermediaries help sustain communities by connecting manufacturing businesses with hard working apprentices. Our Partner Service Experts listen to the needs of our business partners to understand their needs, and ultimately help provide a plan of action to create a talent development service offering that can be effective for both them and the student.
GPS Education Partners is a work-based learning intermediary that helps businesses and schools every step of the way to ensure program success. The four-step process includes the design, build, evaluation, and execution of the program so both the business and student can be set up for success.
How we can Close the Skills Gap
For GPS Education Partners, providing this unique connection between businesses, schools, and community partners is the primary focus. Developing this connection and providing high school students with an opportunity to pursue careers will help close the skills gap for students entering full time employment. GPS Education Partners connects students to real careers by exposing them to technical careers, helping them develop both hard and soft skills in the workplace. Work-based learning intermediaries are looking to close the current skills gap by introducing students to career exploration and development before they graduate high school. Business, school, and community partners are crucial to making this a successful transition.