ERIC Number: ED357794
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
School to Work Transition: Vocational Education Resource Package.
Evaluation and Training Inst., Los Angeles, CA.
Designed to assist community college administrators and faculty in enhancing vocational education programs and services, this resource package provides information on school-to-work transition programs within the California Community Colleges (CCC). The opening section of the report discusses the changing demands of the job market and the impact on students' educational needs; describes demographic and economic trends likely to affect the job market and workforce by the year 2000; and reviews the foundation skills and competencies of effective workers, identified in the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) Report for educational reform. Next, the report describes Project Adelante at Long Beach City College, providing vocational skills training, assistance, and guidance, to disadvantaged, limited English proficient, and disabled vocational education students. A description is then provided of the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement Minority Engineering Program at Sacramento City College, providing arenas for collaborative learning, personal and practical skills development, and a hands-on work experience program for minority students. The final section of the report draws from interviews of staff at CCC institutions and details strategies for successful school-to-work transition efforts, including business and industry input in curriculum development; forming advisory committees; emphasizing cooperative work experience programs; forming long-range partnerships with primary and secondary schools; and implementing instruction which addresses personal qualities and job search skills. A list of program contact people is included. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Authoring Institution: Evaluation and Training Inst., Los Angeles, CA.