Resources identified with The Future of Work theme will spotlight forces affecting work, the workforce, and the workplace.

Community colleges and businesses have a shared interest in preparing students and existing workers to be successful in their careers. This report details how community colleges and businesses can form strong partnerships; national trends in employer needs and postsecondary attainment; and policies and practices that form a continuum of education and job training.

The report spotlights five cases of innovative postsecondary education and workforce development initiatives from South Carolina; Washington; Miami-Dade County, Florida; Maricopa County, Arizona; and Maryland. These examples highlight how community colleges and businesses can partner directly or through broader partnerships also involving K-12 school systems, four-year colleges and universities, state government agencies, and industry organizations.