Why Tech Companies and Community Colleges Should Form Deeper Partnerships

Story excerpt provided by Huffington Post.

Written by Felix W. Ortiz III.

One of the most unfortunate misperceptions in higher education is the view of community colleges as second-rate…

…Tech companies can benefit from closer cooperation by getting a more comprehensive, detailed, and grassroots view of the community college ecosystem from the students themselves…

…With partnerships like these, there’s no limit to where things could go. The Lorain Community College Foundation in Ohio has even started a venture capital fund to help incubate tech companies in northeast Ohio. Recipients in the fund are required to provide an entrepreneurial educational opportunity or internship for students, faculty or staff at Lorain County Community College or one of our partnering higher education institutions. Linking students to the companies in the fund is valuable enough, and there are hopefully opportunities for some students to see how the VC funding process works. Most tech entrepreneurs would kill for that kind of first-hand knowledge!…

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Originally published April 14, 2015.

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