ERIC Number: ED416408
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Exemplary Worksite Learning Programs: Preparing Students for the 21st Century.
Cooper, Kippy; Souders, Amy
This report provides information on three Exemplary Worksite Learning Award winning programs in which students learn by participating in hands-on classroom activities and by taking part in worksite experiences. Three sections provide a brief description of each winner. The first provides information on the Breithaupt Career and Technical Center (Detroit, Michigan), which collaborated with the Detroit Public Schools system and local industries to combine academics and career education for students from 10 public schools in the Detroit area and served as a liaison between high schools and postsecondary institutions. The second section describes the Seminole Consortium in Florida, in which Siemens Stromberg-Carlson partnered with Seminole County Public Schools and Seminole Community College to prepare students for a future in the telecommunication industry. The third section discusses the Western Wisconsin School-to-Work Consortium that was implemented to prepare qualified, well-trained employees in the printing industry. Descriptions contain the following: first step; start-up committee; funding; advisory groups; teachers and instructors; program structure; student qualifications; curriculum writing; assessment; understanding laws and liabilities; marketing; and job shadowing, cooperative education, and mentoring experiences. A final section presents concepts important to beginning a new program. Appendixes include a glossary and list of 20 websites. (YLB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Career Education, Demonstration Programs, Education Work Relationship, High Schools, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Implementation, Tech Prep, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
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