ERIC Number: ED430080
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
School-to-Work Programs. Informational Paper #36.
Collins, Tricia; Larsen, Merry; Shanovich, Ron
Wisconsin's school-to-work initiative, which was established in 1991, consists of six major components: local partnerships; youth apprenticeships; career counseling centers; tech prep; youth options; and at-risk youth programs. These programs are administered by Wisconsin's Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and Department of Workforce Development (DWD), and the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS). Local school districts generally develop and implement their own school-to-work programs, and the state provides oversight, technical assistance, and coordination activities (primarily through cooperative efforts involving the DPI, DWD, and WTCS). The University of Wisconsin is involved in the following areas of the school-to-work initiative: program transfer agreements; competency-based admission process; teacher preparation; curriculum development; and research. In 1998-99, a total of $7.2 million in federal and state funds were allocated to state agencies for Wisconsin's school-to-work initiative. School districts, WTCS districts, and partnerships also allocated funds for the initiative. The initiative's tech prep programs are developed and implemented locally by tech prep consortia consisting of a WTCS district and all K-12 districts within the WTCS district's boundaries. Each consortium's tech prep program must include six components: articulation agreement; curriculum; inservice teacher training; counselor training; preparatory services; and equal access for special populations. (MN)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Career Counseling, Counseling Services, Disadvantaged Youth, Education Work Relationship, Educational History, Educational Trends, Enrollment Trends, Financial Support, High Risk Students, High Schools, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Program Administration, State Programs, Tech Prep, Technical Institutes, Vocational Education, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Legislative Fiscal Bureau, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin