ERIC Number: ED367913
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
The School-To-Work Opportunities Act of 1993. Hearings on S. 1361, to Establish a National Framework for the Development of School-to-Work Opportunities Systems in All States, and for Other Purposes before the Subcommittee on Employment and Productivity of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session (September 28 and October 14, 1993).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
This document records the oral and written given by witnesses at a Congressional hearing on the School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1993 held in Fall 1993. Witnesses included Senators, the U.S. Secretary of Education, the U.S. Secretary of Labor, business officials, school officials, and program directors of various local and state programs. The testimony noted that the United States is one of the few Western nations that does not provide a career path for noncollege-bound students. It was suggested that formal programs encompassing the last 2 years of high school and 1-2 years after high school be set up to provide students with skills and certification. Cooperation between school systems and business and industry is essential to set up such programs. Testimony also profiled various successful programs throughout the country, such as "academies" for various industries set up within high schools. Such programs have resulted in students not only gaining job skills but also going on for further training or college education. Also stressed was the need to set and adhere high standards and to have staff encouraging young people to look to their futures. (KC)
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Education Work Relationship, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Federal Legislation, Federal State Relationship, Hearings, High Risk Students, Noncollege Bound Students, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, State Federal Aid
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.