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ERIC Number: ED361481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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How Students and Programs Benefit from Business/Education Partnerships.
Adler, Laurel; Cragin, John
As more immigrants enter the United States, there are more lower-skilled people in the country, especially in the Los Angeles area, whereas the growth in jobs is in the higher-skilled sector of the job market. As the problems have increased, the need for business involvement in education has become apparent. During the past 10 years, business involvement in schools has steadily increased. Beginning with modest local initiatives like adopt-a-school programs, other types of partnerships have evolved. Such business partnerships enable schools to serve at-risk youth by providing increased access to employment and work experiences and increased personal attention. A current model project involves the Los Angeles Area Business/Education Partnership Project operated by Los Angeles Trade Technical College, California State University Los Angeles, the East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program, more than 300 businesses, and more than 20 public and nonprofit community service agencies. Key components of this program are as follows: early identification, parental involvement, an adaptive curriculum, a combination of instructional approaches, cooperative training programs, decentralized services, open-entry enrollment, cooperative liaisons with local businesses, academic instruction tied into student career goals, and liaison with community service agencies. The project has been effective in both employment placement effectiveness and school dropout prevention. (Contains 23 references.) (KC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California (Los Angeles)