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VALTER FACUNDO, MA ED.
Vocational Supervision Specialist,
Cal State University,
San Bernadino, 92407
THE NEXT AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL INITIATIVE 2000/01.
Business and Industry
- HIGH SCHOOL RECRUITMENT INTEREST
- TECHNOLOGY AND THE WORK FORCE.
- BUSINESS FUNDING FOR THE PROGRAM.
- CAREER PLANNING AND FIELD WORK.
A Look at the Program
- The Next American High School Initiative promotes student career transitions.
- At risk students who are low income, may drop out, minorities, or cannot succeed, due to academic failure are
promoted in this new initiative.
- Principals and Administrators shall reap the benefits of a program that is validated.
- Industry Based Recruitment Needs.
- Technology based jobs are not being filled, due to a lack of tech. preparation.
- The Next American High School Career Initiative fills those jobs in business.
- Application of the Initiative Program.
- The Next American High School Career Initiative was developed to take hold in High Schools over the next decade.
- A Promise to School Administrators.
- Following the implementation of the program, high school students will have direct connections to industry
- Connect high school graduates to career opportunities in technology.
- Afford students a chance to connect the curriculum with local colleges.
- Have students’ recruited into jobs by industry after formal graduation.
- Allow students the chance to attend fieldwork outside of their campuses.
Promotion and Response
- Promotion of the Initiative.
- The Next American High School Career Program will propose funds from private interests, community based business
organizations and industry donations.
- A copy of the 77 page published book with curriculum modules, methodologies, and current references is available
at a cost of $85.00 + $8.00 shipping plus tax = $100.00.
- Cost to Operate the Career Program.
- Direct costs are $52,000. Indirect Costs are $40,106. Support Costs are $7,870. Total operating costs over
2 years are $100,000.
Strategy to Fund the Initiative.
- Marketing the Program.
- Present the Initiative at a meeting of business and industry interests.
- Promotion of 2 year Budget.
- Solicit the career initiative through a website via the Internet for donations.
Academic and Technical Forums.
- Vocational Technical Education
- PR career days in U.S. high schools.
- PR power point presentations forum.
- PR educational flyers, school to career handbooks, and curriculum modules are delivered to leaders in the business
and industry sector and administrators.
- PR budget and profit proposals shared.
School to Career Advertising
- Delivery of Flyers and Pamphlets.
- Solicit school to career benefit goals.
- Develop flyers and pamphlets for sites.
- Distribute budget, organizational steps, and profits of the school to career plan.
- Spend no more than 10% of all the total funds obtained in promoting program.
- Contact donors via the Internet monthly.
- Direct marketing
- Program sells in a 12 month period to schools.
- Targets, goals & budget details are delivered.
- Third-party marketing
- Contact companies in the U.S. to promote this school to career program for all young adults.
- Solicit public and private funding to transcend students into business and industry openings.
- Marketing programs
- Keep principal donors updated on job offers to those high school graduates who successfully completed the program
in years 2001/2002.
Program Pricing of Operation
- Handbooks, and transportation costs for fieldwork equal $60,000 over 2 years.
- Similar programs promoting school to career interests will cost twice as much.
- Key pricing issues include indirect cost equal to an additional $40,000 for PC’s.
- Contributors would receive all updates.
Career Initiative Distribution.
- Channels of distribution
- Internet, e-mail, and technical interests.
- Family, friends or relatives assistance.
- Distribution by channel
- State, or governmental representatives.
- Faxing, phoning or reaching educators.
- Vertical market opportunities
- Trends in Technical Business Markets.
- Value International Industry Interests.
- Show our partnerships to Corporations.
- Deliver statistics to our valued donors.
- Follow-up to students moving into jobs.
- International distribution
- Show U.S. interest in Western Europe.
- Solicit publications to foreign schools.
- International pricing Solutions
- Localization issues to Promote
- Evaluate business interests in Europe.
- Call family interests in Madrid, Spain.
- Career and technical educators win.
- 2001 demonstrated many job offers.
- 2002 employs adult technical grads.
- Statistics transcend career program..
- 80% of students employed by 2001.
2 Year Schedule
- 24 - Month schedule highlights
- Modularity and Technical Spectrums.
- Curriculum modules and initiatives.
- International school implementation.