ERIC Number: ED473645
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Cooperative Planning, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Educational Benefits, Educational Cooperation, Educational Legislation, Educational Practices, Evaluation Methods, Federal Legislation, Glossaries, Guidelines, Job Shadowing, Linking Agents, Outreach Programs, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Guides, Stakeholders, Success, Unions
For full text: http://www.nww.org/downloads/el/Labor_QG_11-2.pdf. For full text: http://www.stc-clearinghouse.com/wbl/downloads/el/ Labor_QC_11-2.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Ways to Work, San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: School to Work Opportunities Act 1994