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Services

BHEF’s work focuses on anticipating skills needs and improving pathways between higher education and workforce. The solutions differ for academic and business members, but all are focused on high-value skills and customizable products.

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With its members and strategic partners, BHEF:

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Identifies high-value emerging skills

through yearly signature reports, ad hoc research, and timely quick takes. This research on the skills marketplace enables BHEF members to identify emerging skills and build new credentials that align with business hiring needs in as few as six months.

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Develops pathways

that quickly source diverse, high-value talent. BHEF has a repeatable approach to accelerate pathway development between business and higher education, resulting in over 100 credentials.

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Leads action-oriented forums and partnerships

that promote innovative approaches between business and higher education. BHEF hosts member meetings, fosters collaboration, and creates partnerships that align higher education with employment. This community has facilitated over 50 collaborations for talent solutions.

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Highlights from our work

A project team of NBCUniversal engineers, BHEF staff, and Stevens’ faculty and administrators from the Schaefer School of Engineering and Science and the School of Systems and Enterprises identified the key qualities and skills necessary for a media engineer. This collaboration led to the development of a minor in media engineering for computer and electrical engineering majors in a matter of months. Read the case study.

The Joint Engineering Leadership Development Program, which begins at a local community college or UMSL and culminates at Washington University, provides a pathway to bachelor’s degrees in civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering to nontraditional students. Read the case study.

A joint project with the Business Roundtable created highly tailored educational and work-based learning opportunities with nine partnerships across the country. Read the case studies.