ERIC Number: ED378415
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Rochester (NY) School-to-Work Transition Initiative.
Rochester City School District, NY.
The Rochester (New York) School-to-Work Transition Initiative introduces career opportunities and choices to students from prekindergarten through 12th grade and beyond by preparing them for the workplace. The initiative helps students identify their interests and a career direction and enables them to pursue the education and technical training needed to succeed in the world of work. Key features of the initiative include the following: (1) a curriculum that develops academic and work skills based on standards defined by schools and employers; (2) consistent delivery of career development information; (3) structured work-based experiences that provide all students with career information and work skills; (4) a coordinated support network that is linked to schools and relies on parents, employers, and social service agencies to assist youth; (5) a choice of direction that youth would like to take by 10th grade; and (6) the develoment of industry, or trade-focused technical training linked to the labor market for all 11th and 12th graders choosing that path. Among the initiative's accomplishments are the following: a model and implementation plan for school-to-work transition; defined school leaving outcomes and curriculum linking school to work; more then 350 partnerships between schools and employers; tech prep programs initiated between two high schools and a community college; and youth advocates who work closely with at-risk students. Major projects and activities planned for the 1994-95 school year include developing new partnerships, expanding youth apprenticeship programs, increasing the number of youth advocates, and providing orientation and staff development and training for teachers and administrators. (The report includes a list of the 22 products developed by the project, a chart of activities, a list of definitions, and a flowchart describing the framework of the School-to-Work Transition Initiative.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center on Education and the Economy, Rochester, NY.
Authoring Institution: Rochester City School District, NY.