Montgomery County Community College is playing a more active role to bridge the readiness gap between graduating high school students and potential employers.
“Trying to builds a pipeline of future, of specifically advanced manufacturing workers by reaching in to the high schools and the college doing more pathway planning with students,”
That’s Montgomery County Community College President, Doctor Karen Stout, who’s been involved in a piot program to develop students who want to segue way into one of several manufacturers in the Upper Perkiomen region. She says, for some employers, it’s not what students know, but how they act. Stout says, businesses are looking for high school grads with developed social skills who can effectively communicate and interact with co-workers.