ERIC Number: ED401480
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing a School-to-Work Transition System: A Rochester, New York, Case Study.
This report documents the Rochester (New York) City School District's efforts to develop and implement a school-to-work transition system featuring the following elements: activities at the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels; combined formal schooling and structured on-the-job training based on nationally recognized standards; curriculum focused on qualifications required for entry-level work in rewarding careers; job experiences permitting exploration of diverse careers under guidance of skilled mentors; and classwork providing the experience/credits needed to pursue a college education. The report covers the following topics: development of Rochester's school-to-work model and its components; designing and piloting models/successful programs; preliminary results and costs; steps to creating successful models; challenges faced by Rochester in moving from pilot to full-scale implementation; and step-by-step recommendations for implementing school-to-work transition systems. Appendixes contain the following: list of organizations serving on Rochester's school-to-work transition task force; Rochester's school-to-work transition policy and strategic framework; matrix of Rochester's school-to-work activities and definitions; sample model school-to-work programs and activities; overview of the Rochester Business Education Alliance; roles/responsibilities of school-to-work director and organizational infrastructure chart; and lists of Rochester's school-to-work transition advisory board members and 29 products/publications from the National Center on Education and Economy and Rochester City School District. (MN)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Articulation (Education), Case Studies, Cooperative Planning, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Job Training, Models, Partnerships in Education, Pilot Projects, Postsecondary Education, Program Costs, Program Design, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Strategic Planning, Systems Approach, Work Experience Programs
National Center on Education and the Economy, 700 11th Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001 ($9.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center on Education and the Economy, Washington, DC.