NextFlex conducts consulting and intermediary activities designed to bring diverse stakeholders together to achieve local workforce development goals. These consultations bring in local high schools, community colleges, universities and companies to learn how they collaborate to expand the advanced manufacturing workforce. Highlights of our consulting work include:
- Development of an Advanced Manufacturing Technology program for technicians in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF), Evergreen Valley College (EVC), and local manufacturers including CAES, Jabil, DuPont, and others in San Jose, CA.
- Development of a talent recruitment strategy for STEM careers in partnership with SI2 Technologies, local industry, and state government in the greater Boston, MA region.
- Development of a high-impact outreach and orientation strategy to engage underserved and diverse populations in STEM education and employment in partnership with the Capital Youth Empowerment Program (CYEP), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and Virginia Tech in the National Capital Region.
- Development of employability skills programming for the advanced manufacturing sector in partnership with NSF, the Stanford Research Institute (SRI), and the San Jose Evergreen Community College District.