ERIC Number: ED423927
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
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The School-To-Work Consortium: An Analysis of Interorganizational Relationships.
Schnook, Friedrich P.
This case study examines the relationships of three organizations participating in the Northwest Wisconsin School-To-Work Consortium, and analyzes the consortium's development over the past 4 years. Signed into law in May 1994, the federal School-To-Work Opportunities Act marked the beginning of a new educational movement to better prepare American secondary students for postsecondary education and the workplace. The Act requires that consortiums of secondary and postsecondary schools, employment and training agencies, and business and labor institutions be established for the purpose of better preparing students for the transition from school to work. In particular, this study looks at how funding affected the inter-organizational relationship of the Consortium. Following Chapter 1 (the introduction), Chapter 2 reviews the current literature available on school-to-work and provides a brief history of efforts made in Northwest Wisconsin. Chapter 3 is the case study that defines the components of the Northwest Wisconsin School-To-Work Consortium. Each of the organizational partners is described, and the four-year history of the consortium dynamic is analyzed. Chapter 4 provides an analysis of the conditions required to create and maintain the consortium, including impact funding, and formal and internal structure. Finally, the need for further research into school-to-work issues is discussed. (Contains 10 references.) (AS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: School to Work Opportunities Act 1994