ERIC Number: ED463405
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Best Practices in School-to-Careers: The Home Building Industry.
National Employer Leadership Council, Washington, DC.; Home Builders Inst., Washington, DC.
This document highlights the school-to-careers (STC) partnerships connecting workplace experiences to classroom learning to prepare students for successful employment in the home building industry. First, the current state of the home building industry is reviewed. Next, the following organizations and employers are profiled: (1) the National Employer Leadership Council (NELC) Employer Participation Model (a resource for employers considering involvement in STC and education and community organizations seeking ways to reach out to employers); (2) Granger Construction, in Lansing, Michigan (educating students through career fairs); (3) Architects Hawaii in Honolulu (clarifying paths into the architecture industry); (4) Skidmore State Farm Agency, Inc., in Omaha, Nebraska (offering intensive work-based opportunities for youth); (5) Thornton-Tomasetti in New York, New York (helping young people explore and understand the needs and demands of the architecture, construction, and engineering fields; (6) Ganek/Baer Architects, Inc., in Littleton, Massachusetts (helping young people understand the relationship among buildings, communities, and the built worlds); and (7) Home Builders Institute (HBI) in Washington, DC (brokering partnerships with state associations to promote the home building field). The following strategies for getting involved in STC are explained: learn what is happening in STC in your state and community; (2) connect with the HBI; and (3) join NELC. A glossary is included. (MN)
Descriptors: Architecture, Building Trades, Career Awareness, Career Exploration, Education Work Relationship, Educational Practices, Educational Resources, Engineering, Glossaries, Housing Industry, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, 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/HomeBuilders.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Employer Leadership Council, Washington, DC.; Home Builders Inst., Washington, DC.