ERIC Number: ED419105
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Occupational Work Experience. Manual of Operation.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational and Adult Education.
This manual is designed to assist school personnel, employers, parents/guardians, and students in understanding the policies and procedures required to operate effective occupational work experience (OWE) programs. The OWE mission statement appears first. Chapter I describes the OWE program, its structure, types of program organization, and physical facilities. Chapter II addresses briefly student and teacher/coordinator schedules. Chapter III covers vocational certification, academic certification and endorsements for teachers/coordinators, and professional development. Chapters IV-V provide overviews of course of study, occupational competency analysis profile, and vocational unit funding through the Educational Management Information System. Chapters VI-VIII focus on the student concerns: selection, enrollment process, and job placement (state and federal minor labor laws, teacher/coordinator and job supervisor responsibilities, training agreement, training plan, and evaluation). Chapter IX discusses coordination and extended service and lists appropriate coordination activities and types of extended service. Chapters X-XVII cover the following aspects of OWE programs: program accountability; recordkeeping; advisory committees; public relations; OWE student organization; agency coordination; vocational education planning districts; and state staff. Appendixes include definitions and sample program forms. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational and Adult Education.