ERIC Number: EJ720795
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Charge Up Your Career
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers, v80 n8 p21-22 Nov-Dec 2005
This articles describes a partnership between the Quad Cities Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), and the Minority Teacher Incentive Program (MTIP) of the Rock Island-Milan Public Schools. The purpose of this partnership is to provide information about future careers as electricians to Quad City elementary, junior high, and high school classes. In addition to ensuring that the community has a skilled workforce to provide quality electrical work, Quad Cities NECA believes that informing young people about potential careers also benefits the community, which aligns well with the MTIP goal of encouraging minority students to consider college, job training, and careers. In addition, teaching people skills that will keep them employed for a lifetime will help reduce community unemployment rates for years to come.
Descriptors: Minority Group Teachers, Unions, Partnerships in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Career Education, Career Awareness, Electrical Occupations, Skilled Workers
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Headquarters, 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 703-683-3111.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois