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WORKFORCE DIVERSITY: Hiring and Recruiting


School-To-Work opportunities bring the workplace into the schools. Existing programs such as supported employment, transitions services, community-based vocational training, cooperative education, tech prep, apprenticeship, and career academies are considered the foundation for comprehensive school-to-work systems. School-To-Work opportunities transform workplaces into places of learning. Successful school-to-work partnerships require strong bridges that connect schools and workplaces. These "connecting activities" include:

Coordinating classroom instruction and workplace experiences so that the instructional program in school reinforces student work experiences.

Providing regular communication, planning, and consultation between the students, employers and school personnel.

Forming permanent two-way links with the business and the school, working as partners to help students achieve by communicating their expectations of what students should learn and be able to do.

Creating links to the full range of post-secondary options including college, since most jobs today and in the future will require post-secondary education.

As an employer:

Become a partner with your schools and other interested employers.

Work with school to assure school curriculum prepares students with current job skills

Provide work experience for School To Work students.

Hire qualified graduates of School To Work programs.

For additional information, contact:

The National School-To-Work Learning and Information Center
400 Virginia Avenue, Room 150
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 1-800-251-7236
Fax: 202-401-6211