ERIC Number: ED451351
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Best Practices in School-to-Careers: The Manufacturing Industry.
Manufacturing Industries Careers Alliance, 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 six manufacturing employers and three "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 practice of the employers and organizations. The next sections examine manufacturing at the turn of the century; reasons why school-to-careers is an ideal strategy for addressing manufacturing skill needs; current manufacturing industry efforts to develop a skill standards and certification system; and how the employer participation model works with students and teachers. These employers and intermediaries and their best practices are profiled: (1) Caterpillar, Inc. (Peoria, Illinois); (2) The Timken Company (Canton, Ohio); (3) Kraft Foods, Inc. (Northfield, Illinois); (4) Maine Machine Products Company (South Paris, Maine); (5) Advanced Micro Devices (Austin, Texas); (6) Rochester Area Career Education Collaborative (Rochester, New York); (7) Eastman Chemical Company (Kingsport, Tennessee); (8) Connecticut Business and Industry Association (Hartford, Connecticut); and (9) Capital Area Training Foundation (Austin, Texas). 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, Cooperative Planning, Demonstration Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Opportunities, Educational Practices, Educational Resources, Employment Opportunities, Employment Qualifications, Entry Workers, Experiential Learning, Glossaries, Information Sources, Innovation, Internet, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Needs, Linking Agents, Manufacturing Industry, National Organizations, National Standards, Nonprofit Organizations, Partnerships in Education, Professional Development, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Student Certification, Systems Approach, Teacher Education, Transfer of Training, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Manufacturing Industries Careers Alliance, Washington, DC.; National Employer Leadership Council, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut (Hartford); Illinois; New York (Rochester); Ohio; Texas (Austin)