ERIC Number: ED450226
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Making the Connections: Employer Associations' Actions for School-to-Career.
National Association of Manufacturers, Washington, DC. Center for Workforce Success.; Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC. Center for Workforce Development.
This guide offers a framework for action for employer associations to help their members develop school-to-career programs that reflect the needs of today's workplace. The framework for action covers three areas: (1) identifying the major constituents; (2) understanding the constituents' needs; and (3) helping employers effect change. The framework recognizes the different roles an association might play at the local, state, and national levels and acknowledges the interdependence among the three levels. Throughout the guide, examples of programs and activities conducted by various associations are provided. An appendix contains a classification framework for employer associations to use in creating school-to-career programs. (KC)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Cooperative Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Employer Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Employers, Employment Opportunities, High Schools, Labor Needs, Organizations (Groups), Program Development, School Business Relationship, Two Year Colleges, Work Experience Programs
National Association of Manufacturers, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004-1790; Tel: 1-800-637-3005; Fax: 202-637-3402; Web site: http://www.nam.org/workforce/MICA/mica.html (Product ID: 130602-00-01; free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Manufacturers, Washington, DC. Center for Workforce Success.; Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC. Center for Workforce Development.