ERIC Number: ED193446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Work-Education Councils and the Possibilities for Collaborative Efforts under YEDPA.
Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Youth Programs.
The Work-Education Consortium Project involves more than thirty communities which have formed local councils to improve the relationship between the educational system and the employment system in their areas. The councils, each autonomous, are loosely organized and funded under the Department of Labor's Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act (YEDPA). Since they work outside the traditional structure of both education and employment institutions, the councils can be a source of help to Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) prime sponsors in finding ways to work with other sectors of the community. Although work and education councils are concerned with bringing about more productive integration of education and work throughout an individual's lifetime, they focus heavily on smoothing the school-to-work transition for youths. The communities taking part in the Work-Education Consortium Project sponsor such programs as creating career development clearinghouses, developing directories to community resources, starting networks of volunteers for career exploration programs, generating support for high school work experience opportunities, staffing placement services, and surveying employer projections for young workers. A list of communities involved in the consortium and highlights of their projects is included in this report. (KC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Youth Programs.
Identifiers: Work Education Consortium Project; Work Education Councils; Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act