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This document provides an overview of the history, status, and funding of school-to-work programs in Ohio. First, school-to-work transition programs are discussed in the larger context of work force development. Presented next are the rationale for the school-to-work approach to education and its main objectives and components. The differences between school-to-work and current vocational programs and differences between different school-to-work models (youth apprenticeship, tech prep, career academies, restructured vocational education, and occupational-academic clusters) are explained. Ohio's pilot school-to-work projects are discussed along with funding and the current of school-to-work programs in Ohio and steps legislators can take to further Ohio's school-to-work efforts (continue to fund projects; shift the focus from state-level planning to local implementation; and encourage networking among schools and businesses). Appendixes constituting approximately 50% of the document contain the following: descriptions of 22 Ohio occupational and basic education programs that target young adults aged 14-24 (including information on program goals, target audience, main components, state budget authority, current/proposed state funding, and number of clients served in fiscal 1994); a table summarizing enrollment in Ohio's six vocational program areas in fiscal 1994; and descriptions of Ohio's 11 school-to-work pilot projects. (MN)

Descriptors: Abstracts, Adult Basic Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Enrollment, Financial Support, Labor Force Development, Pilot Projects, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Role of Education, Secondary Education, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education











Author: Ohio State Legislative Office of Education Oversight, Columbus.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=12534&id=ED391974







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