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This planning guide begins with an overview of school-to-work transition. Section 1 also provides an overview of federal and Georgia state legislation and describes current school-to-work transition efforts, such as tech prep education, youth apprenticeship, cooperative education, entrepreneurial ventures and school-based enterprises, occupational-academic cluster programs, career academies, and registered apprenticeship. Section 2 outlines the characteristics, student outcomes, and suggested goals of a youth apprenticeship program. Section 3 suggests steps for designing a program: appraise conditions, determine beginning program parameters, establish an initial consortium, define basics for program administration and finance, institute program structure and plan the learning delivery strategy, plan program composition, establish rights and responsibilities of participants, design and orientation and training components, and design recruitment and marketing strategy. Sections 4-7 focus on these areas: the career development component; curriculum design, especially work- and school-based learning; mentor orientation and training; and program evaluation. Contents of the appendices are as follows: the School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994; Georgia Youth Apprenticeship Legislation; example of education/training agreement; fact sheet on legal liabilities; and list of organizations developing national skills standards. (YLB)

Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Career Development, Career Education, Cooperative Education, Cooperative Programs, Education Work Relationship, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education

Autor: Smith, Clifton L.


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