ERIC Number: ED407520
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Engaging Organized Labor in School-to-Work Systems. Resource Bulletin.
National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.
This bulletin focuses on the requirement of the School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994 that school-to-work initiatives engage representatives of organized labor in the development, implementation, and governance of a school-to-work system. The first section outlines what organized labor brings to the school-to-work initiative. The next section presents strategies through which organized labor can be actively engaged in the development of school-to-work systems: local partnerships; identifying growing occupations; enhancing the quality of work-based learning; linking academic to occupational learning; developing skill standards and credentialing techniques; developing assessment mechanisms; mentorship; and occupational health and safety standards. Two examples of effective practices are described: the Job Skills Partnership Program operated at six sites by the Southern California Edison Company to provide students with the opportunity to work directly with frontline workers in the utility industry and the District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund, a union-management organization related to the health care industry that has developed health academies functioning as schools within schools. Contacts and addresses for these programs are provided. The bulletin concludes with a listing of six organizations that can provide further information on the topic. Brief summaries describe the organizations' focus and activities. (YLB)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Education Work Relationship, Experiential Learning, Integrated Curriculum, Job Skills, Occupational Safety and Health, Partnerships in Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Standards, Unions, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
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.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: School to Work Opportunities Act 1994