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ERIC Number: ED451350
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Best Practices in School-to-Careers: The Retail Industry.
National Retail Federation, Washington, DC.; National Employer Leadership Council, Washington, DC.
This booklet, which is part of a series demonstrating the scope of employer involvement in school-to-careers, highlights the efforts of three retail employers and two "intermediary" organizations connecting workplace experiences to classroom learning for secondary education students. The introduction presents a series overview and lists the names, locations, and featured practices of the employers and organizations. The next sections examine the retail industry; reasons why school-to-careers is an ideal strategy for addressing retail industry skill needs; sales and service skill standards; and how the employer participation model works with students and teachers. These employers and intermediaries and their best practices are profiled: (1) the READY Program (Chicago, Illinois), which is helping employers provide a spectrum of opportunities for young people; (2) Sears (Albuquerque, New Mexico), which is helping prepare and hire from a trained pool of students; (3) Winn-Dixie (Jacksonville, Florida), which is highlighting career pathways from entry-level to vice president; (4) JCPenney (Dallas, Texas), which is taking part in curriculum development; and (5) Lancaster County Academy (Lancaster, Pennsylvania), which is serving all key partners. 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)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Retail Federation, Washington, DC.; National Employer Leadership Council, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Florida (Jacksonville); Illinois (Chicago); New Mexico (Albuquerque); Pennsylvania; Texas (Dallas)