ERIC Number: ED407512
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Small Business in School-to-Work Partnerships. Resource Bulletin.
National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.
Small businesses represent a resource of tremendous potential for school-to-work partnerships. Work in small businesses exposes students to many facets of running a businesses, and small businesses are creating most of the new jobs in the United States. On the other hand, small businesses have had limited involvement in school-to-work programs because they have few job openings, have limited or no human resource staff to work with school-to-work partners, and often are not aware of school-to-work opportunities because of the daily demands of running a business. Several strategies have been recommended by practitioners to increase small business involvement in school-to-work systems: (1) personal networks; (2) financial incentives; (3) employment specialists; and (4) intermediary organizations, such as national and local business councils and civic clubs. Effective practices in small business involvement in school-to-work are exemplified by the East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program in Los Angeles and the Capital Area Training Foundation in Austin, Texas. (Contains 12 references.) (KC)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Education Work Relationship, High Schools, Institutional Cooperation, Parent School Relationship, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Small Businesses
National School-to-Work Office, 400 Virginia Avenue, S.W., Room 210, Washington, DC 20024; 800-251-7236; fax: 202-401-6211; World Wide Web: http://www.stw.ed.gov.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.