ERIC Number: ED353404
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Here Is What We Must Do at School To Get Our Students Ready for Work. Blueprint for a School-to-Work System.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
This pamphlet is a four-step blueprint for a school-to-work system for getting students ready for work. Step one proposes that every school-to-work system be guided by the following principles: (1) encourage participants to attain high academic standards; (2) encourage students to stay in school; (3) link classroom curriculum to work-site experiences and emphasize lifelong learning; and (4) enhance students' prospects for employment. Step 2 ensures a career resource center in every high school to provide career counseling and information about careers. In step 3, the school-to-work system provides students with options that will help them learn and gain the skills needed to compete. The following options are suggested: youth apprenticeships, cooperative education, tech prep, school-based enterprises, career academies, vocational-technical schools, and vocational student organizations. Step 4 is to certify graduates in terms of what they have learned and to support them in the following ways: (1) be sure graduates know how to apply for employment; (2) offer job placement assistance; and (3) provide evaluation and follow-up to see whether graduates are getting and holding career-related jobs. A checklist of activities and a list of 12 sources for more information are provided. (CML)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Cooperative Education, Education Work Relationship, High School Students, High Schools, Job Placement, Labor Force Development, Lifelong Learning, School Business Relationship, School Holding Power, Student Employment, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education, Vocational Training Centers, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.