ERIC Number: ED364688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Symposium on Germany's Education and Training System (Albany, Rochester, Melville and New York City, New York, June 21-25, 1993). Final Report.
New York State Job Training Partnership Council, Albany.
In June 1993, a symposium was held in New York City, Albany, Rochester, and Long Island to introduce the German "dual system" of education and training for youth making the school-to-work transition. Four representatives of the German education and training system and more than 500 representatives of New York's business, labor, education, and government communities attended 2-hour symposium sessions in the 4 cities. Each session included 1 hour for presentations and 1 hour for questions and answers. Informal feedback and formal evaluation comments regarding the symposium were overwhelmingly positive. According to local session facilitators, the symposium had the following effects: helped Rochester businesspersons and educators envision the eventual benefits of the youth apprenticeship model that they are now developing, allowed tech prep participants at Monroe Community College to see apprenticeship as a model in which tech prep can serve as the related instruction component, increased Long Island participants' understanding of the role of apprenticeship in work force preparation, and gave New York City participants greater insight into job training in another country. (Appended are brief biographies of the symposium speakers, related correspondence, a related newspaper article, and a list of questions from the symposium audience.) (MN)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Job Training Partnership Council, Albany.