ERIC Number: ED460298
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Getting Started: A Guide to School-to-Career Involvement for Health Care Employers.
Joseph, Ken; Nelson, Victoria; Hayes, Stacey
This document is intended to assist health care organizations in designing and implementing a school-to-career (STC) initiative within their organization. Section 1 presents an overview of STC that discusses the following topics: skills needed by the health care industry's future workforce; the definition of STC; special needs of the health care industry; and reasons employers should get involved in STC. Section 2 explains how employers can get involved in STC at the school, local partnership, and school district levels and how they can participate in the following types of STC activities: field trips; job shadowing; career exploration; mentoring; and internships. Section 3 profiles five STC programs in Georgia, Maine, Massachusetts, California, and New York that feature extensive involvement by employers in the health care field. Each program description contains the following elements: program model; student profile; background information; program profile; discussion of partners; returns from participation; and a contact person's name and address. Section 4 details the following steps in establishing an STC initiative: learn about STC; contact educational partners; build commitment of internal stakeholders; plan the initiative; and launch the initiative. Section 5 describes five useful resources and references. Section 6 presents six sample forms for use in STC initiatives. (MN)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Allied Health Occupations Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Career Education, Career Exploration, Check Lists, Cooperative Planning, Definitions, Demonstration Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Employers, Employment Qualifications, Experiential Learning, Field Trips, Guidelines, Health Occupations, Internship Programs, Job Shadowing, Job Training, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Learning Activities, Mentors, Models, Participation, Partnerships in Education, Program Descriptions, Program Guides, Records (Forms), Resource Materials, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Stakeholders, Work Experience Programs
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Commonwealth Fund, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Jobs for the Future, Boston, MA.