ERIC Number: ED378349
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Rhode Island Tech Prep Business & Industry Resource Guide.
Community Coll. of Rhode Island, Warwick.
This guide provides educators with information about developing partnerships with businesses. It begins with a rationale for forging education-business relationships and highlights benefits to all parties--educators, businesses, and students. The Rhode Island Tech Prep Associate Degree Program is cited as an example of how to create win-win situations. The program is described, with emphasis on the role of the Community College of Rhode Island. The following section outlines ways in which businesses can contribute, including curriculum revision, mentoring programs, classroom presentations, participation in career days, and work site tours for students and educators. These ways in which businesses benefit are described: employee training, tutoring in English as a Second Language, and "workplace ready" employees. A checklist for developing a business-education partnership program that may be used as the foundation of a school-to-work transition program is provided. The next section lists keys for success of school-to-work partnerships: clear, shared vision; educators' adoption of a private sector industry perspective; recognition that much time is required; climates of negotiation and cooperation; development around a single school or school system; inclusion of employers of all sizes and types; open, honest, and frequent communication; and commitment. The final section focuses on business-education partnerships as a growing component of the Rhode Island Tech Prep Program. (YLB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Associate Degrees, Community Colleges, Corporate Support, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, Partnerships in Education, Program Development, School Business Relationship, Shared Resources and Services, Tech Prep, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Community Coll. of Rhode Island, Warwick.
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island