Media Advisory

New York Fed to Issue Report on Employer Engagement by Community Colleges

November 07, 2018

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York will issue a report about employer engagement by community colleges at 12:00 pm EST on Wednesday, November 14. 

Employer engagement by community colleges occurs when these educational institutions work directly with employers to shape how students and incumbent workers are trained. It has become an increasingly important strategy for community colleges to help their students and incumbent workers build the right skills for available jobs, and to help local employers find and retain workers with the skills they need. Our report, Employer Engagement by Community Colleges in New York State, draws from a recently conducted survey of community colleges in the state. 

The report shows that employer engagement by community colleges in New York State has become the norm. The typical community college engages with more than 100 employers, spanning every industry sector. Employers regularly serve on curriculum advisory committees, come to campus for guest lectures, offer workplace visits and tours of their facilities, provide work experience and job opportunities to students, and promote the college or its programs to the local community.

Press Call on the Employer Engagement report:
Authors of the report will host a background press call on Wednesday, November 14 at 11:00 AM EST to provide further context around the research. Journalists interested in participating should RSVP to Andrea Priest at

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