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ERIC Number: ED420476
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Building Business Awareness in Rural New York.
Stevens, Jean; Drake, Robert; Huber, Candace; Powers, Betty; Reuland, Kris
Half of New York State's 50 school-to-work (STW) programs are in rural areas. Following background on the development of New York's STW initiative, this paper describes four programs that are overcoming rural barriers to building an STW system. The GLOW Partnership addressed a primary concern of business partners: over-saturation of the limited number of businesses in a rural area. In response, the program developed a business resource guide--a central listing of potential business partners to be used to identify career information and resources. The Southern Chautauqua County STW Partnership addressed the perception that students were poorly prepared by developing a certificate of employability for students in grades 9-12. The Chemung-Steuben-Schuyler STW Partnership developed seven workplace simulations as a way to expose more students to work activities at a younger age. The portable simulations provide opportunities for students to apply what they learn in their coursework and to understand workplace attitudes and skills. The Capital Regional STW Partnership changed the high school curriculum to eliminate less challenging courses, emphasize applied learning, and encourage students to take more math courses; adopted the Boy Scouts' Learning for Life program to stimulate career awareness at the middle school level; and developed workplace simulations at the elementary level. Sections on each program include background, profile, goals and initial steps, budget, results, and barriers to be overcome. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York