ERIC Number: ED396090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar-23
Reference Count: N/A
Governor's Council on School-to-Work Transition. Final Report. Second Edition.
Washington Governor's Council on School-to-Work Transition, Seattle.
In January 1994, Washington's governor asked 28 representatives of business, labor, education, government, and the public (parents and students) to participate in the Governor's Council on School-to-Work Transition. The council spent 9 months examining the issue of school-to-work transition and formulating an action plan for establishing a statewide system of school-to-work transition. After identifying obstacles to the creation of a school-to-work system, the council developed a vision of a transition system that extends from career awareness activities (in grades K-10) through career preparation and specialization (in grades 11-12). Among the 10 recommendations formulated by the council were the following: broaden development of work-based learning that is coordinated with what students are learning in school; expand/accelerate development of industry-defined skill standards; encourage development of educational pathways customizing high school students' courses of study and integrating academic and occupational education; increase the ability of business and labor to participate in developing/implementing school-to-work transition activities; address the needs of special populations; and create a sustained, coordinated public information campaign to raise public awareness of the need for a school-to-work transition system. (Appended is a school-to-work transition best practices template.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Advisory Committees, Change Strategies, Cooperative Planning, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Improvement, Statewide Planning, Systems Approach, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Governor's Council on School-to-Work Transition, Seattle.