ERIC Number: ED354299
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
SCANS Blueprint for Action: Building Community Coalitions.
Department of Labor, Washington, DC. Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills.
This document explains how community groups can use the Labor Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) process to ensure that skills taught in school are those sought by employers. Chapter 1 explains how the SCANS process works. Chapter 2 is titled "What SCANS Means to You." Chapter 3 explains how to build coalitions, including forming networks, fulfilling roles, reaching out, and following up. The chapter also includes a guide for community workshops and information on how to survey SCANS skills in a community. Chapter 4 contains a SCANS Hotline and Information Kit, a list of Department of Labor regional office contacts, a list of national organization contacts, and lists of 13 relevant publications and SCANS members. There are 17 SCANS process examples in the appendix each of which include a brief description of the program, a contact name and address, identification of those parts of the program which come closest to the SCANS or process, and a list of community role (e.g., student, teacher, employer, parent) primarily involved in the process. (CML)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Department of Labor, Washington, DC. Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills.