For a vocational, day release course, where the learner is in full time employment, does additional communication between the teacher/ learner/ employer improve student learning & engagement?

My reasons for this particular area of research is in hope to better the student engagement in the course by re-enforcing study habits through communicating, while utilizing some innovative ideas to drive forward the future success of our students, and embed study skills for the duration of this 3 year course. I feel I will benefit from this project, as I will be teaching to more engaged students, should my action research implementation prove successful.