The Employer's Role in Linking School and Work

Author: Committee for Economic Development. Research and Policy Committee

Publisher: Committee for Economic


Category: Education

Page: 57

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This document, which is addressed to employers and others wishing to foster school-to-career programs, reflects the views of the Committee for Economic Development regarding employers' role in linking school and work. The following topics are among those discussed in chapters 1-3: youth and careers (present versus past labor markets, causes of trouble finding jobs, changing skill requirements, challenges for schools and society, costs of the skills gap); learning for the new economy (importance of raising academic achievement; school-to-career as a strategy for motivation and instruction; evidence regarding the effectiveness of programs linking school and work; importance of moving to scale); and employer roles in improving learning (promoting academic achievement through high standards and supportive company practices; advocating school-to-career reforms; providing work experience for students and teachers; facilitating employer participation through intermediaries). Chapter 4 discusses actions that schools and the government can take and makes the following recommendations to employers: support high academic achievement through policy and company practice; join and support intermediary organizations that link employers and schools; and participate in programs that use work experience to promote academic learning and career exploration. Appended are the addresses of 20 school-to-career resource organizations and contains 127 endnotes. (MN)


What Does Research Say about It?


Publisher: Department of Education Office of Educational


Category: Business and education

Page: 184

View: 267

Hearing on School-to-work Transition

Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, Second Session, Hearing Held in Washington, DC, March 25, 1992

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education



Category: Business and education

Page: 88

View: 422

This congressional hearing focuses on the importance of incorporating workplace skills into K-12 education and how H.R. 4078, the Workforce Readiness Act of 1992, might accomplish this. Testimony includes statements and prepared statements of the Secretary of Education, a Representative in Congress, Secretary of Labor, and individuals representing the Institute on Education and the Economy; Council of Chief State School Officers; Director of Vocational-Technical Education--Genesee Intermediate School District, Flint, Michigan; Project BEL (Business/Education/Labor Partnership); and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. (YLB)

Transition from School to Work

Linking Education and Worksite Training : Report to Congressional Requesters

Author: United States. General Accounting Office



Category: Apprentices

Page: 56

View: 757

The School-to-work Movement

Origins and Destinations

Author: William J. Stull

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group


Category: Education

Page: 312

View: 282

Premier scholars in the School-to-Work movement assess its successes and failures and gauge its prospects for the future.

School-To-Work Opportunities Act of 1993

Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Employment and Productivity of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session, on S. 1361 ... September 28 and October 14, 1993

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Human Resources. Subcommittee on Employment and Productivity



Category: Career education

Page: 184

View: 169

This document records the oral and written given by witnesses at a Congressional hearing on the School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1993 held in Fall 1993. Witnesses included Senators, the U.S. Secretary of Education, the U.S. Secretary of Labor, business officials, school officials, and program directors of various local and state programs. The testimony noted that the United States is one of the few Western nations that does not provide a career path for noncollege-bound students. It was suggested that formal programs encompassing the last 2 years of high school and 1-2 years after high school be set up to provide students with skills and certification. Cooperation between school systems and business and industry is essential to set up such programs. Testimony also profiled various successful programs throughout the country, such as "academies" for various industries set up within high schools. Such programs have resulted in students not only gaining job skills but also going on for further training or college education. Also stressed was the need to set and adhere high standards and to have staff encouraging young people to look to their futures. (KC)