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ERIC Number: ED420474
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Vermont Employer/Teacher Internship Program.
Morton, Robin; Zielenski, Albert
The Vermont Employer/Teacher Internship Program was started in 1992 as a collaborative effort to place science and math teachers in related internships in business. In 1995, the Vermont School-to-Work (STW) Initiative joined the collaboration and the goal was expanded to teachers of all disciplines. Qualified educators, whose professional development interests match with meaningful projects in the workplace, are hired by employers to work full-time for six weeks in the summer. Internship experiences provide educators and employers with a direct cultural exchange: allowing educators to experience workplace practices and skills, and allowing employers to learn about their practices and products through the "eyes" and questions of professional educators. The 14 regional STW coordinators and their volunteers recruit qualified educators and employers, help employers to identify needed projects for educators to complete, assist in planning and implementation of summer internships, and facilitate ongoing evaluation and relationship-building. Following a list of program goals, the benefits of the program and participation criteria are listed for employers, educators and students, the school, and STW regional coordinators and volunteers. Attachments include sample forms and form letters and a timeline for the activities of STW personnel. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Vermont