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ERIC Number: ED460298
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Pages: 46
Abstractor: N/A
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)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Commonwealth Fund, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Jobs for the Future, Boston, MA.