ERIC Number: ED397477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Employer Recruitment & Orientation Guide.
Jobs for the Future, Boston, MA.; Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Work-based learning is a competency-based experience that integrates classroom instruction with structured work site experiences. Its purpose is to allow students to gain occupational and employable skills while applying and advancing their academic abilities. This guide contains strategies and resources to help educators involve the business community in work-based learning. The guide is a tool for building the interest, understanding, and commitment of employers to form partnerships with schools and create work-based learning opportunities for young people. Section 1 describes strategies for approaching and interesting employers in work-based learning and for securing their commitment. The section also offers suggestions for preparing employers and their employees for working with and supervising students. Section 2 contains fact sheets that answer questions most commonly asked by employers about work-based learning. The fact sheets explain such logistical issues as liability, child labor, and union involvement, as well as five different program approaches. Highlights of case studies of work-based learning experiences are included. The third section summarizes the responsibilities and roles of each key person involved in work-based learning-- the employer, the employee, the student, and the teacher/program coordinator. A glossary is included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Cooperative Education, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Corporate Support, Education Work Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Orientation, Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, Work Experience Programs
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Jobs for the Future, Boston, MA.; Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.