ERIC Number: ED480834
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Capital Area Education and Careers Partnership School-to-Career Grant: An Assessment of Year Three Activities.
Based on interviews and document analysis, an evaluation of Year 3 of the Capital Area Education and Careers Partnership (CAECP) assessed its initiatives to help youth and young adults advance their educational and workplace achievements in pursuit of satisfying, productive careers. CAECP improved school-based learning activity objectives by making available career information materials and software; maintained a large roster of speakers; conducted a regional career fair; and promoted credit articulation, curriculum development, academic credit for summer internships, and summer internship evaluation procedures. CAECP surpassed performance targets for almost all these work-based learning activity objectives: educator participation in industry visits; student job-shadowing; work-based student learning experiences; and employer participation in activities. CAECP met many of these key connecting activity objectives: strengthened ties with and built upon CAECP's success; developed and deepened linkages between institutions and curricula; and developed a marketing strategy. CAECP did not do well eliciting the participation of more employers and teachers in career development opportunities. Recommendations regarding the continuous operational challenges CAECP faced included the following: continue work to reduce the divide between academic core/college orientations and career and technology tracking; promote strategies that help school districts recruit and retain certified, skilled instructors; and promote development of an automated information management system. (The interview list and guide are appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Career Awareness, Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Employer Attitudes, Job Shadowing, Organizational Objectives, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, Program Evaluation, School Business Relationship, School Community Programs, State Programs, Teacher Participation, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources, University of Texas at Austin, 3001 Lake Austin Blvd., Suite 3.200, Austin, Texas 78703 ($3.30). Tel: 512-471-7891; Fax: 512-471-0585; Web site: http://www.utexas.edu/research/cshr/pubs/education.html. For full text: http://www.utexas.edu/research/cshr/pubs/CAECP.Yr3.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas