ERIC Number: ED416410
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Turning Students into Employees: The School-to-Work Payoff.
Center for Occupational Research and Development, Inc., Waco, TX.
This booklet describes the success of tech prep under the federal school-to-work (STW) initiative and provides case studies showing how schools and businesses are using tech prep to create the world's best work force for the new millennium. The first section discusses the payoff from STW, and the second section describes tech prep. Section 3 focuses on the role of business and the high level of commitment tech prep requires. It also highlights the rewards for businesses, their communities, and young adults. The case studies that follow show how the following employers are involved in tech prep successes: American Honda Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.; The Boeing Company; Fred Meyer, Inc.; Donaldson Company; Caterpillar, Inc.; Siemens Stromberg-Carlson; Motorola, Inc.; Pratt & Whitney; and Norfolk Public Schools Consortium. Businesses' responses to the question why they chose to participate in educational initiatives are then presented. The following section describes the programs of the five top entrants in the first Exemplary Worksite Learning Award competition, in order from first to fifth place: San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department; Breithaupt Career and Technical Center; Workplace Preparation Initiative; Kentucky Tech: Shelby County Area Vocational Education Center Tech Prep Program; and Ascension Work Force 2000 Work-Based Learning System. A vision for the future is followed by a list of corporate affiliates. (YLB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Career Education, Demonstration Programs, Education Work Relationship, High Schools, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Implementation, Tech Prep, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
CORD Communications, Inc., P.O. Box 21206, Waco, TX 76702-1206; toll-free phone: 800-231-3015; fax: 254-776-3906 ($6, 25-49 copies, $3.50; 50-99 copies, $3 each; 100 or more, $2.75 each; add 8% on $5 minimum order for shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Occupational Research and Development, Inc., Waco, TX.
Note: Product of the National Tech Prep Network.