ERIC Number: ED402504
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jul
Creating Partnerships with Education. A Handbook for Business.
Iowa State Council on Vocational Education, Des Moines.
Designed for businesses, this handbook provides a step-by-step process for establishing long-term relationships with education that are mutually satisfying and beneficial. These 11 steps are discussed: define why you want a partner; gain upper level commitment from your business/organization; clarify what it is you want and what you can contribute to a partnership; explore various partner options; choose your prospective partner based on your needs; agree to work together; assemble a planning team with your partner; define purpose, direction, and accountability; develop joint activities; evaluate the partnership; and maintain the partnership. A section on troubleshooting follows. It lists challenges and suggests solutions. Ten examples of representative collaborations showing excellent, active partnerships that are in operation are provided. Contributions and rewards for both the educational institution and the business are listed for these types of model partnerships: business horizons; young apprentices building trades; conference without walls; Project PAYBAC (Partners Assisting Business and Community); health occupations education; a friendship; the downtown school; BEL (Business Education Links) Free Grants Program; Interns, Inc.; and The Waco School-to-Work Business Partnership Program. Appendixes include lists of 16 national resource organizations, 29 Iowa and regional resource organizations, and 17 support materials. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Council on Vocational Education, Des Moines.
Note: For related documents, see ED 395 184 and CE 073 200.