ERIC Number: ED260293
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Aug-22
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Working Partnerships: A Joint Venture in Vocational Education.
Campbell, Clifton P.
Joint Ventures in Vocational Education projects link participating businesses with secondary vocational programs in a cooperative relationship. These are voluntary arrangements between vocational programs and a public or private sector agency that combine the energies and resources of the partners to enrich various aspects of the vocational education process. Joint Ventures are one of the best ways to encourage greater business and community involvement in support of public vocational education. Joint Ventures are especially attractive because of their simplicity and flexibility. Individual vocational programs and their partners can develop activities at their own pace. Types of partnership activities vary; they may include classes for students at business sites, joint development of curriculum, summer job programs for youth, career education and exploration, school staff internships, mini-grants to supplement school programs, field trips, shop or classroom speakers, tutoring assistance, and loaned executives. Joint Ventures foster special bonds of cooperation and mutual respect between schools and the communities they serve. Both partners can benefit greatly. (Appendixes to this paper answer questions about Joint Ventures, provide an example of a brochure concerning Joint Ventures, and describe projects that have been conducted similar to Joint Ventures.) (KC)
Descriptors: Business Responsibility, Cooperative Education, Cooperative Programs, Demonstration Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Benefits, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Institutional Cooperation, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, School Role, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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