ERIC Number: ED463406
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Best Practices in School-to-Careers: The Utilities Industry.
National Employer Leadership Council, 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 utilities industry. First, the current state of the utilities industry and careers in the utilities industry are 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) Public Service Company of New Mexico, Albuquerque (conducting career talks to cultivate awareness of the energy field); (3) Detroit Edison (providing practical hands-on experience for young people to examine how computer science, engineering, and business administration apply in the real world); (4) Xcel Energy Corporation of Minneapolis, Minnesota (offering students opportunities to shadow with employers working in electrical and natural gas operations); (5) Williams (Tulsa, Oklahoma) (providing postsecondary internships in the natural gas industry); (6) Duke Power (Charlotte, North Carolina) (enhancing the knowledge, skills, and perspectives of science teachers); (7) New York State Electric and Gas, Lansing (energizing energy curricula); and (8) UGI Utilities, Inc. (Reading, Pennsylvania) (teaching employers and the community how to become involved in career awareness and development activities in school and at work). Concluding the booklet are strategies for getting involved in STC and a glossary. (MN)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Exploration, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Practices, Educational Resources, Energy Education, Energy Occupations, Glossaries, Internship Programs, Job Shadowing, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, School Business Relationship, Science Teachers, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Teacher Improvement, Trade and Industrial Education, Utilities, 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/Utilities.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Employer Leadership Council, Washington, DC.