How does education prepare students for essential industry skills? How are we measuring those skills? What are the structures necessary to translate workforce skills across grade levels? Learn how schools and industries are partnering in next-level ways to create connected experiences for teachers and students to address these questions. This session's goal is to help those interested in creating, nurturing, and implementing such partnerships understand how to develop programs that benefit all partners and all students, particularly those in traditionally underserved areas. Hear from higher ed and workforce experts how those same partnerships have influenced innovative coursework and assessments that nurture and map to present workforce needs in a systems approach. This is an opportunity to collaborate with session peers across industry and education to take STEM education to the next level and walk away with a framework that truly integrates the classroom and community.