Companies across the economy require new tech workers who have the training in state-of-the art technologies so they can hit the ground running. A model that has been applied at universities such as Arizona State, the University of California San Diego, and Oregon State, and Purdue can help address this need. It is based on five principles.
For more than a decade, companies have been moving past merely transactional relationships with academia intended to create and commercialize technological innovations to much deeper, long-term collaborations designed to mutually advance research. In order to help produce the kind of workforce that society urgently needs, some companies and schools are taking a further step: working together to develop curricula and spaces in which students learn, innovate, and work with the cutting-edge technologies they will encounter when they enter the industrial world.