ERIC Number: ED363756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep-29
Reference Count: N/A
Transition from School to Work. H.R. 2884 Addresses Components of Comprehensive Strategy. Testimony before the Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House of Representatives. Statement of Linda G. Morra, Director, Education and Employment Issues, Human Resources Division.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.
Only about 15 percent of incoming high school freshmen graduate and then complete a four-year college degree program within 6 years of high school graduation; however, most of the efforts of U.S. schools are directed toward those students. A review of literature and other research shows that a comprehensive school-to-work transition strategy would encompass the following components for all students: (1) processes for developing academic and occupational competencies; (2) career education and development; (3) extensive links between schools and employers; and (4) meaningful workplace experiences. The three basic components of the School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1993 (work-based learning, school-based learning, and connecting activities) emphasize the elements found to be necessary for a comprehensive strategy. Therefore, the bill is recommended but will require much state work to set up transition programs that will not be completed until the year 2000. (KC)
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Employment Programs, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, High School Graduates, High Schools, Job Skills, Job Training, Postsecondary Education
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884-6015 (first copy free; additional copies $2 each; 100 or more: 25% discount).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.