ERIC Number: ED228392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
The Work-Education Consortium Project: A Report on the First Two Years.
National Inst. for Work and Learning, Washington, DC.
The Work-Education Consortium Project was undertaken to increase from school to work. During the first 2 years of the project, 21 community employment institutions, and the public to facilitate a smoother transition from school to work. During the first two years of the project, 21 community work education councils were formed. Programmatically, the councils moved into a number of program areas, employing varied strategies and techniques. Among the program areas addressed by the individual councils were the following: development of community volunteer networks; implementation of employability, vocational exploration, and job exposure programs; design and implementation of occupational awareness courses for teachers; development of a labor-management curriculum; and organization of state and regional conferences on the school-to-work transition and work-education collaboration processes. The project has been quite successful in its attempt to bring leaders from the educational, business, and community sectors together and to help those sectors deal more effectively with youth transition issues. Another key part of the consortium project was the Information Exchange Service (IES). Since its inception, the IES has helped stimulate the development of local work education councils by maintaining a clearinghouse of information and technical assistance resources on work-education initiatives. (MN)
Descriptors: Coordination, Education Work Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Linking Agents, National Programs, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, School Districts, Secondary Education, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Work and Learning, Washington, DC.