ERIC Number: ED416370
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-May
How School to Work Works for Business. A Report on Business Involvement in School to Work.
National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.
This publication introduces youth apprenticeship and reports on the experiences of businesses adopting this model. Part I presents the four fundamental components of the youth apprenticeship model--applied academics, on-the-job training, links with postsecondary learning opportunities, and standards and credentials--and posits its use as a promising training approach for dealing with the challenges of work force readiness. Part II reports on numbers and occupational areas involved in the youth apprenticeship movement. It lists reasons driving business involvement: the need to develop a high quality work force; opportunity to affect school reform; and coping with declining number of qualified younger workers. It looks at resources employers contributed--costs of initial start-up, personnel costs of student and mentor wages--and benefits they felt they received--increased technical and employability skills of students, improved performance levels of present employees, establishment of a highly qualified work force, enhancement of total quality management efforts. This advice from pioneering businesses is provided: balance planning with implementation, allow enough time to introduce youth apprenticeship, use an intermediary in getting programs started, and establish standards. Part III describes business-led youth apprenticeship programs and initiatives at the local, state, and federal levels. Part IV reflects on the future of business participation in youth apprenticeship. (YLB)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Articulation (Education), Demonstration Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Certificates, Employer Attitudes, Employment Potential, Integrated Curriculum, Job Skills, On the Job Training, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Standards, Student Certification, Vocational Education
National Alliance of Business, Distribution, P.O. Box 501, Annapolis, MD 20701; phone: 800-787-7788.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.