Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute: Business and Industry Liaison

Posted By: Emma Faulkner Career Center,


The Business and Industry Liaison ensures comprehensive business and economic development services are provided in Watauga County, including assisting with small businesses, customized training, work-based learning, and career opportunities. This position serves as a liaison between local business and industry, external and community partners, and the college's Business and Career Services department. Additionally, this position will build and strengthen relationships with the Watauga County Economic Development Commission, Chamber of Commerce, and High Country Workforce Development Board in order to facilitate collaborations that drive economic development.

Essential and other responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the
1. Provides high-quality business and career services to students, faculty, staff,
employers, and external agencies within the college's service area of Watauga County.
2. Assists with the promotion of and student placement in the college's preapprenticeship, apprenticeship, work-based learning, internships, and job shadowing
opportunities; assists with employer recruitment of students by identifying, locating, and
referring eligible students for job placement.
3. Works with employers and external agencies to determine the need for new training
programs to meet business and industry needs; shares training opportunities across
program areas to assist in program development.
4. Promotes college programs and training opportunities to familiarize business and
industry with the collective services offered through the college.
5. Coordinates counseling, training, guidance, and resource information for start-ups,
existing businesses, and potential new businesses within the assigned area of
Watauga County.
6. Supports partnerships with area small business resources and various stakeholders.
7. Collaborates with community leaders and agencies to assist with recruitment and
retention of business and industry within the college service area of Watauga County.
8. Partners with college departments to ensure all faculty and staff are aware of the
opportunities available for students through the Business and Career Services
department; encourages all faculty to be involved in referring students to these
9. Collaborates with the Executive Director, Watauga Campus, to identify opportunities to
host economic development, business support, and career services activities on the
Watauga Campus.
10. Performs administrative duties within assigned program areas; recommends
improvements in workflow, procedures, and use of equipment and forms.