ERIC Number: ED407528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
School-to-Work and Economic Development. Resource Bulletin.
National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.
This bulletin focuses on the integration of school-to-work systems into a comprehensive set of economic development services that can help address a critical need articulated by businesses, spur economic growth, and equip young people with the skills necessary for further learning and work. It first describes these strategies to integrate school-to-work in economic development initiatives: coordinate services with economic development organizations; encourage the development of groups of businesses with common training needs; target high-growth industries; develop a system of skill standards; and broaden economic opportunity. The next section highlights two effective practices: (1) Chem Tech, a 4-year school-to-work initiative in Pennsylvania that begins in high school and concludes with an associate degree; and (2) Oregon's Opportunity, a project designed to enable and organize business, labor, and community participation in locally based education, work force development, and economic development strategies. Contact and address information for the effective practices is provided. The bulletin lists eight organizations that can provide further information on the topic. Brief summaries describe the organizations focus and activities. Nine resource publications are listed. (YLB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Career Education, Community Development, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Standards, 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.