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Connecting Education and Employment
CONNECT ED/EMP
CLASS CODE: HFED 380 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: HOME & FAMILY EDUCATION
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Prepares future occupational educators to teach school and career options to secondary students.
DESCRIPTION: This course is an advanced study of coordinated work experience in the educational setting and implementation of school-to-work initiatives. The focus of the course will be to provide the skills and knowledge needed for the professional teacher to be competent in creating and maintaining a cooperative education or school-to-work system. This course will examine current practices here in Idaho and will look at other exemplary programs around the nation and around the world.
TOPICS: Work-based learning in occupational education; Work-based learning at the secondary level; Foundations of quality work-based learning; Work-based learning activity planning; Work-based learning implementation and management; Legal considerations of work-based learning; College-level work-based learning; Work-based competencies; Advisory Committees; Student Organizations
OBJECTIVES: You should be able to demonstrate in your participation, case studies, presentations and exams:
1. Establish guidelines for a STW program.
2. Manage the students enrolled in a STW program.
3. Secure and retain training stations.
4. Develop the abilities of the on-the-job instructors.
5. Market the STW program to the business and educational community.
6. Develop training plans for students.
7. Understand the economics and social factors associated with school-to-work initiatives.
8. Evaluate the STW programs.
9. Describe what STW is nationally and in Idaho.
10. Understand Federal legislation regarding child employment.
REQUIREMENTS: Presentations; Case Study; Participation; Exams
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001