ERIC Number: ED392880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Building a School-to-Work Opportunities System in New York State. State Plan 1995. New York State's Strategy to Implement the School-to-Work Opportunities Act.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Workplace Preparation and Continuing Education.
The New York State School-to-Work Opportunities System Plan, which is based on New York's original application for a federal school-to-work implementation grant and contains the 23 federally required elements, outlines the state's plans to develop and implement a statewide school-to-work opportunities system within a 9-year period. The plan specifies systemic approaches/programs focusing on the following areas/goals: work force preparation will become a major component of education at all levels; work-based learning will be coordinated with employers and labor organizations; knowledge/skills will be assessed through actual performance in authentic (including workplace) settings; work-based learning will become a key instructional strategy at all instructional levels; provision will be made for students to enter the workplace immediately following high school or pursue further education; career development and current labor market information will be incorporated into all levels of education to help students choose appropriate courses and career fields; staff at all levels will become familiar with workplace settings and requirements, labor market information, and career fields/opportunities; specialized services will be incorporated into all planning and implementation activities to ensure participation of all students, including disabled and disadvantaged students; and school-to-work opportunities-related goals will be accomplished through partnerships involving all stakeholders in education. (Appendices list members of the state school-to-work advisory council and present the framework for New York State's school-to-work opportunities system.) (MN)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Articulation (Education), Career Awareness, Career Education, Career Exploration, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Disadvantaged, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Educational Objectives, Educational Opportunities, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Staff Development, State Legislation, Statewide Planning, Systems Approach, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Workplace Preparation and Continuing Education.
Identifiers: New York; School to Work Opportunities Act 1994