ERIC Number: ED358510
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Skill Development: Partnerships in Education. Guidelines, an Inventory of Business-Education Partnerships in Alberta and Some Innovative Models.
Alberta Teachers Association, Edmonton.; Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.; Alberta Chamber of Resources, Edmonton.; Canadian Manufacturers' Association, Edmonton (Alberta).; Construction Owners Association of Alberta, Edmonton.
Canada's ability to take advantage of the opportunities and mitigate the difficulties presented by today's economic, cultural, and social changes and global competition depends on the education and skill development of its youth. Meeting these challenges requires a common purpose involving students, parents, businesses, educators and others. To help achieve this common purpose, a partnership was formed among the Alberta Chamber of Resources, Alberta Career Development and Employment, Alberta Education, the Alberta Teachers' Association, the Canadian Manufacturers' Association, and the Construction Owners of Alberta. In the spring of 1992 an interim document called "Skill Development: Business-Education Partnerships" was produced. It featured partnerships and innovative programs to help students make the transition from school to workplace or on to further study. A survey examined partnerships between schools and businesses. Among suggestions from respondents were that programs should start out small with a clear purpose and have support from throughout the organizations involved. Most of the businesses involved in partnerships thought they were successful and planned to continue them. Chapters in this report provide guidelines for a successful partnership, an overview of partnerships in Alberta, descriptions of some innovative Alberta partnerships, and descriptions of other initiatives. Appendices include a partnership profile, a map of Alberta school zones, and an inventory of Alberta partnerships. Contains 31 references. (JPT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Teachers Association, Edmonton.; Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.; Alberta Chamber of Resources, Edmonton.; Canadian Manufacturers' Association, Edmonton (Alberta).; Construction Owners Association of Alberta, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada