ERIC Number: ED451350
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Advisory Committees, Annotated Bibliographies, Career Awareness, Career Development, Career Exploration, Career Ladders, Case Studies, Change Strategies, Cooperative Planning, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Practices, Educational Resources, Employment Qualifications, Entry Workers, Experiential Learning, Glossaries, Information Sources, Internet, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Needs, Linking Agents, Merchandising, National Organizations, National Standards, Nonprofit Organizations, Partnerships in Education, Retailing, Sales Occupations, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Service Occupations, Skill Development, 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/Retail.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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)