ERIC Number: ED451348
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Best Practices in School-to-Careers: The Hospitality Industry.
Hospitality Business Alliance, Chicago, IL.; National Employer Leadership Council, Washington, DC.
This booklet highlights the efforts of four hospitality employers and one "intermediary" organization connecting workplace experiences to classroom learning for secondary school students. The introduction presents a series overview and lists the names, locations, and featured practice of the employers and organizations. The next sections examine the hospitality industry, reasons why school-to-careers is an ideal strategy for addressing hospitality industry skill needs, and how the employer participation model works with students and teachers. These employers and intermediaries and their best practices are profiled: (1) Holiday Inn (Somerville, Massachusetts), which is introducing students to the workplace through hands-on experience; (2) Baltimore Convention Center and 72 local restaurants (Baltimore, Maryland), which give students job shadowing opportunities; (3) The Outback Steakhouse (Denver, Colorado), which is building a strong foundation in skills through mentoring; (4) Hyatt Hotel (Savannah, Georgia), which is demonstrating that teachers can be students too; and (5) The Hospitality Business Alliance and New Mexico, which are bringing educators together to learn about industry needs and trends. The following items are also included: (1) an annotated list of eight organizations and resources; (2) a glossary; and (3) a discussion of steps to build on the National Employer Leadership Council's agenda. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Advisory Committees, Annotated Bibliographies, Career Awareness, Career Exploration, Case Studies, Change Strategies, Demonstration Programs, Dining Facilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Practices, Educational Resources, Employment Qualifications, Entry Workers, Experiential Learning, Glossaries, Hospitality Occupations, Hotels, Industry, Information Sources, Innovation, Internet, Job Shadowing, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Needs, Linking Agents, Mentors, National Organizations, National Standards, Nonprofit Organizations, Partnerships in Education, Professional Development, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Teacher Improvement, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs, World Wide Web
NELC, 1201 New York Ave., NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005 ($4). Tel: 800-787-7788 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.nelc.org. For full text: http://www.nelc.org/resources/NABHospitality.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hospitality Business Alliance, Chicago, IL.; National Employer Leadership Council, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado (Denver); Georgia; Maryland (Baltimore); Massachusetts; New Mexico