ERIC Number: ED415339
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Implementation of Ohio's School-to-Work System.
Metis Associates, Inc., New York, NY.
The Ohio School-to-Work (STW) Office was created in 1994 to manage state agencies' efforts to support 11 school-to-work pilot projects across Ohio. The STW Office shared its management responsibilities with the School-to-Work "A Team," which consisted of representatives from five Ohio departments and agencies, key business organizations, major labor unions, and community-based organizations. The STW Office created 12 regional alliances to coordinate education, economic, and workforce development in the regions. During its first year, the STW Office directly supported the creation of regional alliances and local partnerships. The STW Office's relationship to the state agencies involved in the A Team and the regional alliances and local partnerships were examined through interviews with five key stage agency representatives, three regional coordinators, and six local partnership coordinators. All the state agency representatives expressed varying degrees of concern regarding their agencies' role in STW. The responses to questions about regional-state and local-state relationships varied by geographic region. The interviews resulted in 16 recommendations for improving the STW Office's relationship to the state agencies and regional and local partnerships involved in STW. (Appended are the interview questions for state agency representatives and interview guides for regional coordinators and local partnership coordinators.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Metis Associates, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio