ERIC Number: EJ1172380
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Building Community Bonds, Bridges, and Linkages to Promote the Career Readiness of High School Students in the United States
Hernandez-Gantes, Victor M.; Keighobadi, Sasha; Fletcher, Edward C., Jr.
Journal of Education and Work, v31 n2 p190-203 2018
The career readiness of high school students has been a longstanding issue that has received renewed attention in recent years. To document an approach to promoting career readiness in the United States, we conducted an exploratory case study of a distinguished information technology career academy. Using the premises of capital building as a frame of reference, we found a community who viewed career readiness as a form of investment in human capital development. As such, a network of business partners collaborated with academy staff in providing school- and work-based learning opportunities for academy students. This approach was complemented by an emphasis on the development of social capital with social bonds, bridges, and linkages in place to sustain the network identity and development.
Descriptors: High School Students, Career Readiness, Case Studies, Information Technology, Human Capital, Labor Force Development, Business, School Community Relationship, Experiential Learning, Social Capital, Job Skills, Career Education, Vocational Education, Career Academies, Documentation, Observation, Educational Methods, Semi Structured Interviews, Stakeholders, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1614707