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ERIC Number: ED450228
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec-8
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Effectiveness and Sustainability of the Local School-to-Work Partnerships.
Dineva, Nedka
A survey of "STW [School-to-Work] Partnership Effectiveness and Sustainability" was conducted as part of a larger evaluation of the entire STW efforts in West Virginia. The findings of the study, drawn from responses from 51 STW directors, 53 businesses, and 11 labor organizations, include the following: (1) the partnership concept is essential to achieving full and successful implementation of the STW initiative at the local level; (2) by their involvement in STW, employers are active in helping to develop a local work force development system; (3) the state and federal role is important to the future of STW implementation; (4) appropriate staffing is needed to provide critical activities, coordination, and communication with the partners involved; (5) the STW initiative is a very cost efficient method of providing career awareness, career exploration, and career preparation training activities; and (6) labor unions have made significant contributions to STW. Problems in STW include lack of understanding of the concept by the partnership members, lack of support from educators, lack of funding, lack of opportunities for work-based learning, and legal and transportation issues. Proposals for the future include promoting legislation to provide incentives to employers participating in STW, providing funding for personnel for STW, and increasing public knowledge about STW through a public information campaign. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia