ERIC Number: ED398443
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Business/Education Partnerships by School-to-Work Alliance, Inc.
Duncan, Nancy; Wiedeman, Tom
This document provides an overview of the mission and activities of the School-to-Work Alliance, Inc., a nonprofit organization that was founded to act as the connecting agency between Oregon's schools and business community by helping schools and businesses work together to integrate relevant work experiences into the academic process. The document begins with a brief discussion of the alliance's mission. Explained next is the industry committee formation process, during which a group of industry representatives forms a committee that in turn becomes the employer and develops training objectives and prerequisites for student employees. The alliance's communication, selection and application, employer contact and monitoring, and career center development processes are also outlined. Concluding the document is a list of responsibilities of School-to-Work Alliance program managers. Among the illustrations/forms included throughout the document are the following: chart detailing the alliance's strategies for stakeholders in school-to-work programs; flowchart illustrating the process of developing alternative learning opportunities and awarding credit for them; lists of credits awarded for selected programs; and sample structured work-based learning agreement for students, parents, and employers. Also included is a workshop presentation explaining the benefits of partnerships to business. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: School-to-Work Alliance Inc., Bend, OR.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon