ERIC Number: ED407522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Professional Development for Employers in School-to-Work Systems. Resource Bulletin.
National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.
This bulletin highlights strategies to enhance professional development for employers and enable employers to develop structured work-based learning opportunities for employees. The first section highlights these strategies: ensuring top-level support; providing assistance in developing structured work-based learning opportunities; training worksite supervisors and mentors; creating peer learning and information networks; building school-to-work into an employer's professional development program; and facilitating employer involvement in school-based activities. The second section describes one effective practice: the BellSouth Corporation's Worksite Mentor Communication Skills Workshop that provides mentors with communication techniques to train and coach students successfully. The bulletin then lists seven organizations that can provide further information on the topic. Brief summaries describe the organizations' focus and activities. Seven resource publications are also listed. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Corporate Support, Demonstration Programs, Education Work Relationship, Experiential Learning, Labor Force Development, Mentors, On the Job Training, Partnerships in Education, Professional Development, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
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.