ERIC Number: ED418321
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Arizona's School to Work Solutions for Out-of-School Youth. Arizona School to Work Briefing Paper #6.
Most of Arizona's 13 state-funded school-to-work (STW) partnerships are serving out-of-school youth through existing programs within their boundaries. The programs typically fall under the jurisdiction of educational institutions, training institutions, business and labor organizations, and other organizations. The most common approach to serving youth is through partnerships with educational institutions and alternative schools in particular. The least frequently used approaches to recruiting out-of-school youth are through partnerships with business and labor organizations. Partnerships have proposed several strategies to accommodate out-of-school youth within STW systems: increase the number of joint activities between traditional and nontraditional schools; focus on work and community-based school activities; aggressively recruit out-of-school youth service providers not currently active within the partnership; and expand programs perceived as successful in engaging this population. Partnerships are using several new methods of reaching out-of-school youth: career and community resource centers with centralized career information; teams or task forces to develop ways to incorporate out-of-school youth into STW; career information kiosks; communications networks; electronic bulletin boards; central job registries; training program directories; radio spots, posters, and newspaper ads specifically targeting them; and industry-specific workshops. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. Div. of Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Morrison Inst. for Public Policy.
Identifiers: Arizona; School to Work Opportunities Act 1994