How companies and organizations are working with higher education institutions and programs to help fill workforce gaps and bolster college and university resources.

When Hydrotech, Inc., detected a noticeable gap between the experienced, knowledgeable recruits that it needed and the types of job candidates it was attracting, the company knew it wouldn’t be long before its eligible employee pipeline dwindled. “We’re less interested in finding someone who can swing a hammer,” says Jim Pickrel, marketing manager for the Cincinnati-based fluid power and motion automation solutions distributor, “and more intent on getting employees who can interface with computers and operate intelligent...

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Bridget McCrea is an editorial freelancer with eCampus News.