ERIC Number: ED450270
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Workforce Investment Act Youth Provisions and School-to-Work Opportunities: A Context for Collaboration.
This document is intended to help existing school-to-work (STW) partnerships and the new local work force investment boards understand the opportunities for achieving common ground to better serve youth during implementation of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and formation of the new youth councils. The following are among the topics discussed: (1) the WIA's youth provisions (roles and responsibilities of youth councils; youth council membership requirements; activities and services; performance indicators; services for out-of-school youth; services for youth aged 18-21); (2) issues of mutual concern in the School-to-Work Opportunities Act (STWOA) and WIA youth provisions; (3) key issues for WIA youth implementation and potential support from the STWOA (defining youth-oriented work; building collaboration between youth councils and schools to improve the performance of WIA-eligible students; building year-round programs providing school year and summer activities; engaging employers and organized labor); (4) challenges to collaboration; and (5) early experiences connecting WIA youth and STW activities in selected sites (Sonoma County, California; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Brockton, Massachusetts; Manatee County, Florida; Waco, Texas). A 1999 memo titled "Guidance Regarding the Non-duplication Provision in the Workforce Investment Act" is appended, along with a core indicators crosswalk for selected provisions of pertinent federal legislation. (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Advisory Committees, Career Counseling, Career Education, Case Studies, Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Counseling Services, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Economically Disadvantaged, Education Work Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Educational Legislation, Eligibility, Employment Services, Equal Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Out of School Youth, Partnerships in Education, Performance Based Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Summer Programs, Unions, Vocational Education, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
For full text: http://www.stw.ed.gov/Database/Subject2.cfm?RECNO=4623.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: School to Work Opportunities Act 1994