ERIC Number: ED361621
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
How Do I Get from Here to There? A Guide to Work-Based Learning.
Michigan Occupational Information Coordinating Committee.
This document describes work-based learning, a process that connects school and work and makes it possible for students to get a head start on a career by combining classroom study and practical experiences in a "job-like" setting or with an actual employer. It contains a personal guide to some of the work-based learning programs that are currently available in Michigan schools. It demonstrates the value of work-based learning for students who are career-bound rather than college-bound. The document begins with a section that introduces the concept of work-based learning. Career plans and the need for sound basic skills regardless of the career path one is considering are discussed. A Michigan Employability Skills Profile is included to help readers understand the need for academic, personal management, and teamwork skills. Others sections focus specifically on career and technical education; cooperative education; apprenticeships; and Tech-Prep, a program that combines vocational and academic studies to produce more "work ready" workers. The final section of the document lists a variety of other opportunities and programs, including counseling, assessment, mentorships, internships, externships, and job shadowing. (NB)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Cooperative Education, Education Work Relationship, High School Students, High Schools, Student Employment, Vocational Education, Work Study Programs
MOICC, c/o Michigan Department of Labor, Box 30015, Lansing, MI 48909.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Occupational Information Coordinating Committee.