ERIC Number: ED350477
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Oversight Hearings on School-to-Work Transition Programs. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Employment Opportunities of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, Second Session (May 6 and June 17, 1992).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
This document records the oral and written testimony given at a congressional hearing on school-to-work transitions, focusing on four local programs that have involved cooperation between industry, labor, schools, and the local community to help young people bridge the gap between school and work. The four programs described are as follows: (1) the General Motors-United Auto Workers Quality Education Program designed to bring female and minority high school students into the skilled trades; (2) BOSS (Business as On-Site Schools), a cooperative effort with Southern Bell, the Communication Workers of America, and the Alachua County School Board in Florida, in which at-risk students work at a Southern Bell facility for 20 hours per week under the direction of a mentor; (3) the Pennsylvania Youth Apprenticeship Program of the Industrial Modernization Center in Pennsylvania, which is operated as a machine shop youth apprenticeship program primarily for the metal trades; and (4) the Roosevelt Renaissance Program, a high school restructuring program in Portland, Oregon. All witnesses emphasized the cooperation needed in their programs, and the successes they had achieved. More such efforts were advocated, and federal legislation addressing the need for such programs is being drafted. (KC)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Community Programs, Cooperative Programs, Education Work Relationship, Hearings, High Risk Students, High Schools, Industrial Education, Institutional Cooperation, Job Skills, Labor Relations, Mentors, Minority Groups, Nontraditional Occupations, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, Unions, Womens Education, Youth Programs
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.