ERIC Number: ED366388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Mar-10
Reference Count: N/A
Tech-Prep and School-to-Work Programs. A Report.
This report presents information on the status of the Tech-Prep Programs in California community colleges and addresses the broader policy context of new federal initiatives--especially the School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1993--in which the Tech-Prep Program is likely to develop in the future. Section I documents the recent growing concerns about the inadequacy of existing approaches to prepare young people for the transition from school to the world of work and identifies some of the most significant attempts to address those concerns, such as the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act (VATEA), "Goals 2000: Educate America Act" (mandating that all states ensure that students meet all academic standards by 10th grade), and the School-to-Work Act (establishing a system for career preparation for all students in all public high schools). Section II elaborates on tech-prep as one model for improving the transition from school to work and details the implementation of that model in California in the past 2 years. Section III describes the provisions of the School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1993, its relation to tech-prep, and California's recent application for a planning grant to prepare for implementation of that act during 1994. An inventory of Tech-Prep Programs in California, and performance criteria as prescribed by Title III, Part E, of VATEA are appended. (MAB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, High Schools, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Postsecondary Education, Relevance (Education), State Programs, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Identifiers: California; Tech Prep
Note: Prepared as Agenda Item Number 14 at a Meeting of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (Sacramento, CA, March 10, 1994).