ERIC Number: ED369911
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Using Youth Apprenticeship To Improve the Transition to Work. An Evaluation of System Development in Eight States.
Reisner, Elizabeth R.; And Others
In 1992, the U.S. Department of Labor and Council of Chief State School Officers awarded grants for the development of statewide systems to enhance school-to-work transition (SWT) through youth apprenticeship in eight states: California, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Oregon, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. In June 1993, the programs were evaluated with respect to five areas: program elements contributing to state-based SWT systems; state-level governance mechanisms facilitating working relationships among secondary and postsecondary education agencies, state labor and employment agencies, registered apprenticeship, employers, and labor organizations; state actions promoting systemic change in local schools and school districts; state actions facilitating employer involvement in system development and provision of work-based learning opportunities; and contribution of national demonstration grants to development of state systems. Site visits, interviews, and reviews of state plans and reports established that all eight states saw development of SWT systems as responding to the same broad educational and economic goals; however, the states varied in the emphasis placed on each goal. Problems in developing states' capacity for systemic reform and lessons for current programming were identified. (Appended are state data summaries. Contains 17 references and 14 tables.) (MN)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Articulation (Education), Demonstration Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Government Role, Grants, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, State Action, State Federal Aid, State Programs, Systems Approach, Transitional Programs, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: California; Iowa; Maine; Michigan; Oregon; Pennsylvania; West Virginia; Wisconsin