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ERIC Number: ED451351
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: 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)
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/MICA.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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)