Find an Existing Partnership
Partnerships with academic institutions and industry on a local, regional, or national level can help you achieve a variety of goals, such as preparing students for higher education or the workplace. The following examples of different types of partnerships may give you ideas on forming your own partnership.
Two-Year/Four-Year College Partnerships
- Center for Authentic Science Practice in Education (CASPiE)
A National Science Foundation multi-institutional collaborative effort addressing major barriers to providing research experiences to younger undergraduate science students
- Maryland Online
A statewide consortium of 19 Maryland community colleges and senior institutions that has created a set of review criteria based on research literature and national standards
- Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium (APICC)
A workforce non-profit organization for the Alaskan process industry
- Center for Digital & Fieldbus Technological Education (Fieldbus Center)
A partnership to prepare instrumentation and control technicians for positions in East Texas process and manufacturing industries
- New York State Curriculum for Advanced Technological Education (NYSCATE)
A project to reform bio/chemical, information, and physical technology (materials and manufacturing) curriculum in New York state
- Oklahoma Partnership of Industry and Education (OPIE)
An alliance offering degree programs in the areas of industrial, mechanical, and electrical engineering technology in Oklahoma
National Education/Industry Partnerships
- National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Centers (NSF-ATE)
Activities currently supported by NSF-ATE, leveraging partnerships to enhance technician programs, professional development for educators, curriculum and educational materials, technical expertise, student laboratory experiences, and applied research
- National Advanced Technological Education Center of Excellence in Biotechnology (Bio-Link)
A national alliance dedicated to faculty, curriculum, and technological development in the field of biotechnology education
- National Center for Agriscience and Technology Education (AgrowKnowledge)
A national alliance of industry, academia, and professional associations that promotes the education of students in the fields of precision agriculture, biotechnology, alternative energy production, natural resource management, and nutritious food production
- National Network for Pulp and Paper Technology Training
A national alliance dedicated to developing an advanced technology workforce in the pulp and paper industry
- National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC)
A national organization that helps identify partners for successful technology transfer
- North American Process Technology Alliance (NAPTA)
A regional alliance serving Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi to develop, improve and maintain standardized process technology curriculum
- Higher Education Consortia
An alphabetical list of partnerships among academic institutions, industry, and others, provided by Higher Education Publications.
- Community College Pathways
A highly successful developmental math program developed by a partnership of community colleges, professional associations, and educational researchers.
Know of a partnership that should be added to the list? Contact the ACS Office of Two-Year Colleges at 2YColleges@acs.org.