ERIC Number: ED340858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Analysis of Linkages in Selected School-to-Work and Career Advancement Transition Programs.
CSR, Inc., Washington, DC.; International Training Inst., Kathmandu (Nepal).
A study focused on formal and informal linkages between industry and education that were supportive of structured work-based learning at three transition points: entry, dislocation, and upgrade. During 1990, site visits were made to 10 school-to-work, 1 dislocated worker, and 4 career advancement programs. Study methodology included informal discussions with representatives of the key partners and trainees and/or graduates at each program, observations of actual classroom instruction and workplace training, and examination of relevant program materials. A qualitative data analysis within and across program models identified similarities and differences in three major areas: linkages within the programs; program operations; and factors affecting successful program operations. Four categories of partners were involved: (1) program; (2) employers; (3) educational institutions; and (4) trade, governmental, and community organizations. Partnerships were supported by formal devices. Outreach and recruitment activities were closely related to public promotion. Although programs offered various types of training, all stressed experiential, hands-on techniques. Factors identified as incentives or rewards were consistent within each category of participant and within program type but not across program type. Six categories of barriers were consistent across programs: size inefficiencies; cult of personality; lack of information; demographic/economic changes; turf conflicts; and resources. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Change, Corporate Support, Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged, Dislocated Workers, Education Work Relationship, Experiential Learning, Incentives, Job Skills, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Promotion (Occupational), Publicity, Recruitment, Retraining, Rewards, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.
Authoring Institution: CSR, Inc., Washington, DC.; International Training Inst., Kathmandu (Nepal).