ERIC Number: ED462628
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Lansing Area Manufacturing Partnership: A School-to-Success Story.
Johnson, Amy Bell; McDonald, Deanne; MacAllum, Keith
The Lansing Area Manufacturing Partnership (LAMP) is an academically rigorous, business/labor-driven school-to-career program in Lansing, Michigan, that includes business, union, school, and parent partners and emphasizes work-based and project-based learning, team teaching, and opportunities for staff and high school seniors to establish close and ongoing interaction with employers. The LAMP initiative was studied in three phases as follows: (1) in April 1998-December 1998, the research team focused on identifying issues related to LAMP's implementation and operation during its pilot year; (2) in April 1998-December 1999, an outcome study examined LAMP's short-term impacts; and (3) in December 1999, a study of LAMP's long-term impacts was initiated and designed to continue through June 2004. The studies documented that, in the short term, participation in LAMP contributes to students' personal growth, enhances their employability skills, and improves their preparedness to make education and career decisions. Over the long term, LAMP students are enrolled in postsecondary programs at higher rates than nonparticipants, higher proportions of LAMP students work while enrolled in postsecondary training, and LAMP students take more tangible steps toward achieving their career goals. LAMP also provided multiple benefits to the following stakeholder groups: educators; United Auto Workers/General Motors employees; and parents. (MN)
Descriptors: Attendance, Career Development, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Corporations, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Educational Change, Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Employment Potential, Employment Qualifications, High School Seniors, High Schools, Higher Education, Longitudinal Studies, Manufacturing Industry, Models, Outcomes of Education, Parents, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Private Sector, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Public Sector, School Business Relationship, Stakeholders, Student Motivation, Student Projects, Unions, Vocational Education, Work Attitudes
For full text: http://www.aed.org/ctrniwl/publications/LAMPSuccess.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC. National Inst. for Work and Learning.