ERIC Number: ED427206
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Employers Talk about Building a School-to-Work System: Voices from the Field.
Wills, Joan L., Ed.
This document contains background information on the school-to-work (STW) movement and 20 essays written by employers and intermediaries involved in STW program planning and implementation. Four points are highlighted: (1) it takes time to assemble an STW system; (2) the number of students participating in structured work-based learning remains small; (3) STW marketing is required; and (4) brokers between education/training and employers are needed. The following essays are included: "'Skilled Workers Needed" (Rene Craft); "Stepping Forward and Stepping Up to New Roles" (Lee Doyle); "'Sheer Necessity'" (George H. Kaye); "School-to-Careers: A New Revolution" (Larry Stupski); "Clear Links to Core Business Goals: A Necessity!" (Dave Johnson); "Sustainable Strategy for the Next Century" (Renee Lerche, Mike Schmidt); "Building New Bridges" (Michael Bzdak); "Trust Is the Elixir of Commitment" (Lisa Goldberg); "WOMP: Give Them Something to Talk About" (Rogercarole Rogers); "A Sustained and Evolving Commitment" (Sharon Knotts Green); "Links in the Education Chain" (Jere Hess); "Merging the European and American Systems" (John P. Tobin); "Giving Students a Solid Start" (Kevin Healey); "Building a Support Structure Takes Time" (Mary Dodd); "The Connection for All Students" (William Diehl); "Spanning a Revolution: Can It Happen?" (Robert Gordon); "Developing a Sequence of Actions" (Jeffrey M. Vega); "New Service Innovations Are Required" (Mimi Bushman); "Block by Block Builds Success" (Neil Sullivan); and "Why School Intermediaries Are Needed" (William Bloomfield). (MN)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Basic Skills, Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Employer Attitudes, Essays, Federal Legislation, Foreign Countries, High Schools, Labor Needs, Needs Assessment, Partnerships in Education, Public Policy, School Business Relationship, State of the Art Reviews, Strategic Planning, Systems Approach, Trend Analysis, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
American Youth Policy Forum, 1836 Jefferson Place, NW, Washington, DC 20036-2505 ($10).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Youth Policy Forum, Washington, DC.; Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC. Center for Workforce Development.
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: School to Work Opportunities Act 1994