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ERIC Number: ED473645
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Get Connected to School-to-Career: A Quick Guide for Organized Labor.
New Ways to Work, San Francisco, CA.
This document explains how organized labor can participate in school-to-career programs across California. The guide begins by detailing the following steps for becoming involved in school-to-career: (1) plan your strategy; (2) choose your activities; and (3) get connected. The following topics are discussed next: (1) principles and benefits of school-to-career; (2) significant contributions of organized labor to school-to-career systems; (3) key legal requirements of the School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994; (4) sources of information about joining a school-to-career partnership; and (5) potential contributions of various stakeholders to school-to-career programs. The following critical success factors are examined: (1) starting small, but starting nonetheless; (2) educating oneself, co-workers, and fellow union members; (3) thinking broadly; (4) working with intermediaries to help build partnerships; and (5) embracing the local community's diversity. The following strategies for labor involvement are detailed: (1) build (or improve) on what exists; (2) solve an organizational need; and (3) invest in the community. Guidelines for evaluating a partnership's success are included, along with sidebars explaining how specific California unions have participated in the following activities: (1) preapprenticeships and apprenticeships; (2) curriculum development; (3) worksite/workplace tours and visits; (4) educating educators; and (5) job shadowing. A glossary of school-to-career terms and list of 61 resources and links are included. (MN)
For full text: For full text: Labor_QC_11-2.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Ways to Work, San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: School to Work Opportunities Act 1994