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ERIC Number: ED391974
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-May
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
School-to-Work: Focusing Education on Job-Readiness.
Ohio State Legislative Office of Education Oversight, Columbus.
This document provides an overview of the history, status, and funding of school-to-work programs in Ohio. First, school-to-work transition programs are discussed in the larger context of work force development. Presented next are the rationale for the school-to-work approach to education and its main objectives and components. The differences between school-to-work and current vocational programs and differences between different school-to-work models (youth apprenticeship, tech prep, career academies, restructured vocational education, and occupational-academic clusters) are explained. Ohio's pilot school-to-work projects are discussed along with funding and the current of school-to-work programs in Ohio and steps legislators can take to further Ohio's school-to-work efforts (continue to fund projects; shift the focus from state-level planning to local implementation; and encourage networking among schools and businesses). Appendixes constituting approximately 50% of the document contain the following: descriptions of 22 Ohio occupational and basic education programs that target young adults aged 14-24 (including information on program goals, target audience, main components, state budget authority, current/proposed state funding, and number of clients served in fiscal 1994); a table summarizing enrollment in Ohio's six vocational program areas in fiscal 1994; and descriptions of Ohio's 11 school-to-work pilot projects. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Legislative Office of Education Oversight, Columbus.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio