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ERIC Number: ED561967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Statewide Work-Based Learning Intermediary Network: Fiscal Year 2014 Report
Iowa Department of Education
The Statewide Work-based Learning Intermediary Network Fiscal Year 2014 Report summarizes fiscal year 2014 (FY14) work-based learning activities of the 15 regional intermediary networks. This report includes activities which occurred between October 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014. It is notable that some intermediary regional networks have been in operation for a number of years--prior to the creation of the Skilled Iowa fund--whereas others began operation with the advent of state funding. Much of the variance in reported expenses and participants between networks is attributable to this factor. New intermediary networks found it necessary to hire staff, establish program processes, and develop relationships with regional stakeholders prior to extending services to secondary schools in their region. Table 1 summarizes FY14 final expenditures. Of the initial $1.45 million in funding, regional intermediary networks spent a combined total of $837,020. Breaking down this total, networks spent $530,245 on personnel, $37,426 on travel expenses, $91,234 on supplies, and $178,115 on other expenses including, but not limited to, database, certifications, equipment and transportation. Unspent FY14 grant funds shall be spent by November 2014. Over the past year, work site core services were provided to 15,447 students. Table 2 shows this breakout by the regional intermediary networks. Work site core services included internships, job shadowing, student tours and other miscellaneous experiences. As indicated by Table 3, the core services provided are representative of all 16 career cluster areas. Some regional intermediary networks focused on a narrow list of clusters while established regional intermediary networks were able to provide opportunities in a broader range of career clusters. The career cluster of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) had the most participants (5,598) followed by the cluster areas of Health Sciences (3,187) and Architecture & Construction (2,260). Table 4 illustrates the other work-based learning opportunities that were provided to students as defined by Other Core Services. A total of 19,112 students participated in these activities in FY14. Opportunities for educators were also provided through this grant. These included tours, externships and other teacher experiences. A total of 292 educators participated in work-based learning opportunities as shown in Table 5.
Iowa Department of Education. Grimes State Office Building, 400 East 14th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0146. Tel: 515-281-5294; Fax: 515-242-5988; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa Department of Education
Identifiers - Location: Iowa