ERIC Number: ED215098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Preparing Maine's Youth for the World of Work.
Gould, Catherine; Thompson, Stephen
A joint project in Maine was conducted to improve Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA)/school collaboration in the delivery of career education services to students in grades 7-12. Following a needs assessment and successful application for a funding grant, participating agencies formed local CETA/career education linkage teams which were responsible for program planning and implementation. Each school system carried out the following programs: (1) development and implementation of a comprehensive career education curriculum for K-12; (2) implementation of five experimental career education programs; (3) establishment of a career education resource center; and (4) delivering career and occupational information. In addition, state-level subcontracts were let to contractors who completed a series of career education conferences and workshops throughout the state; performed a programmatic assessment of career education in Maine; published the Career Education Management Activity Guide; established a work education resource center; and published Maine's Work/Education Quarterly. As a result of the project, eight recommendations were made for increased funding for career education and increased linkages between the schools' career education programs and CETA agencies. (KC)
Descriptors: Career Education, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Federal Programs, Information Dissemination, Institutional Cooperation, Job Training, Occupational Information, Program Improvement, Resource Centers, Secondary Education, Shared Services, Statewide Planning, Youth
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta.; Maine State Employment and Training Council, Augusta.
Authoring Institution: North East Educational Consortium, ME.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Linkage; Maine