ERIC Number: ED463404
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Best Practices in School-to-Careers: The Automotive Industry.
National Employer Leadership Council, Washington, DC.; Automotive Youth Educational Systems, Troy, MI.
This document highlights the school-to-careers (STC) partnerships connecting workplace experiences to classroom learning to prepare students for successful employment in the automotive industry. First, the current state of the automotive industry is reviewed and the role of STC in addressing automotive service needs is explained. Next, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence's skill certification standards for eight specific areas of the automotive industry are discussed. The following programs are profiled: Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) (an automotive industry effort integrating a standards-based high school curriculum with a work-based learning component within car dealerships) and National Employer Leadership Council Employer Participation Model (a resource for employers considering involvement in STC and for education and community organizations seeking ways to reach out to employers). Specific activities and programs were profiled: (1) Red River Motor Company in Bossier City, Louisiana (a program reaching out to students to promote automotive careers); (2) the General Motors Learning Applied Business program in Berkeley, California (a program coupling local car dealerships and high schools to provide career exploration activities); (3) Crown Auto World in Bristow, Oklahoma (a program providing mentors and internships to high school students); and (4) Auto Nation Jeep Chrysler in Longwood, Florida (a program providing a teacher 'externship' in the workplace). Concluding the booklet are strategies for getting involved in STC and a glossary. (MN)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Auto Mechanics, Career Awareness, Career Education, Career Exploration, Education Work Relationship, Educational Practices, Educational Resources, Glossaries, Guidelines, Integrated Curriculum, Internship Programs, Job Shadowing, Job Skills, Mentors, National Standards, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Student Certification, Tech Prep, Trade and Industrial Education, Work Experience Programs
NELC, 1201 New York Ave., N.W., 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/Auto2.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Employer Leadership Council, Washington, DC.; Automotive Youth Educational Systems, Troy, MI.