ERIC Number: ED439220
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr-22
Reference Count: N/A
Iowa School-to-Work Employer Participation Ideas. Developing a Workforce.
Iowa School-to-Work Office, Des Moines.
This document, which is intended for Iowa employers and elementary and secondary educators, outlines 11 activities through which employers can participate in school-to-work (STW) programs in Iowa's elementary and secondary schools. The document begins with a definition of work-based learning and a brief overview of information and other resources (including financial resources) available to help employers get involved in STW. Presented next are descriptions of 11 STW activities. Each description contains the following features: activity name and what the activity entails; purpose; tips on conducting the activity; potential business resources needed; time commitment; grade level; economic developer's role; and Iowa Workforce Development role. The activities are as follows: career talks; career days/career fairs; worksite and industry tours; job shadowing; microenterprise activities; school-based enterprises; internships and cooperative education; apprenticeship (registered); part-time jobs; sharing resources; and sharing time. Presented next are guidelines to help employers link STW with their hiring practices at three stages in the STW process (before students are placed at the worksite, while students are at the worksite, and after students' time at the worksite). Concluding the document is a bibliography that lists seven relevant publications and four useful Web addresses. (MN)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Career Education, Career Exploration, Cooperative Education, Cooperative Planning, Education Work Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Practices, Guidelines, Internet, Internship Programs, Job Placement, Job Shadowing, Labor Force Development, Learning Activities, Part Time Employment, Partnerships in Education, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Shared Resources and Services, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs, World Wide Web
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Iowa School-to-Work Office, Des Moines.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa