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National Effort By Employers Learn what employers want. Find out about national efforts on the part of business and industry to improve schools and consequently improve the pool of qualified applicants.
Ohio's Career Development Program Ohio's Career Development Program is featured in the Business Coalition for Education Reform (BCER) website and is therefore highlighted here.
Economics Here are sites of labor market surveys, information of interest to investors, researchers and other members of the financial community, also sites of interest to academic and practicing economists and those interested in economics.


National Effort By Employers

Employability Skills

Employability Skills? In addition to a strong academic foundation, businesses look for employees who are able to perform basic research tasks, write concise memos, analyze data and allocate resources. In 1990, the Secretary of Labor's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) assembled labor, education and business leaders to identify the common skills associated with high-skill, high-wage jobs. SCANS helped call attention to crucial skills that every well-educated person should possess: to work with budgets, to evaluate data, to interpret and disseminate information, to use technology and to make informed judgments and demonstrate leadership.

Employers Send Message to Students that Performance Counts

In the January 26, 1996 edition of the Rochester Times-Union, Adam Urbanski, president of the Rochester Teachers' Association, provides compelling examples of two programs in Rochester (the Summer Jobs Institute and "Employers' Honor Roll") designed to show students that diligence pays off.

Grade Power

IBM has begun asking for high-school transcripts [Passports] from young workers wanting manufacturing jobs. The idea is to persuade students in high school to take school seriously. IBM is saying that how they do in school matters and that a diploma, by itself, isn't enough.

Making the Grade.. Using Transcripts and Students' Records in Hiring Process

"Students are going to know that outstanding performance in the classroom leads directly to better jobs and economic opportunity. That connection has not been clear in the past. Our objective is to make that clear in the future". John E. Pepper, Chairman and CEO, Procter and Gamble.
Making the Grade, Index

Index: Background Information , Campaign Outcomes, Program Examples , Frequently Asked Questions, Complementary Efforts, Employer Honor Roll, Corporate Policies, Educators' Perspective, Where Do We Go From Here?...The Future of Transcripts. Read more about Corporate Involvement in Education, and visit related sites! How Employers can Motivate Students To Work Hard in School. .
Making the Grade, Related Sites

Learn more about individual companies' involvement in education reform by visiting the following websites. (Ashland Inc., Eastman Chemical's, Siemens)

Making Academics Count… programs listed by state

Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, Nevada,
New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming, National Organizations.

Making Academics Count

How employers can motivate students to work hard in school? For years businesses have complained about the quality of entry-level employees who lack the skills and knowledge needed to succeed at work. One step every employer should take- starting now- is to send a clear message to students: "Yes School Counts".

Making School Count: Business Pledge to Ask Students for Transcripts

The National Alliance of Business, the Business Roundtable and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are coming together in support of this campaign. Three of the nation's leading business organizations (representing more than 218,700 employers and 34 million employees nationwide) are pledging to ask for and review transcripts [Passports] or other records of student achievement, performance and reliability for entry-level hiring.

The Business Coalition for Education Reform (BCER)

The Business Coalition for Education Reform (BCER) is made up of 13 national
Business-led organizations and 400 state and local business education coalitions. They coordinate efforts to increase the academic achievement of all students by promoting business involvement in education at the national, state and local levels. To do so, the partners leverage resources and expertise, build partnerships to help states and communities learn from each other's experiences and provide technical assistance to a growing network of state and local coalitions.

The Business Roundtable: National Alliance of Business

A Common Agenda for Improving American Education

As organizations representing American business and employing some 34 million people, we are concerned that the graduates of America's schools are not prepared to meet the challenges posed by global economic competition. Our nation's future economic security and our ability to flourish as a democratic society demand a generation of high school graduates with solid academic knowledge, world-class technical skills, conscientious work habits and eager, creative and analytical minds.

What If Good Jobs Depended On Good Grades?

A CRISIS is emerging in the American labor market. Students are graduating from high school with poor basic skills in reading, writing and mathematics. Employers are so concerned that they are spending a billion dollars a year in basic skills education for their workers.


Ohio's Career Development Program


Ohio Career Passport Guidelines

This site includes a description of Ohio's Career Development Program, Career Passport (a portfolio of student information including transcripts) Guidelines and a Teacher's Guide for Part Three (of the Passport)... Verification of Employability Skills Scans Competencies.




Media Logic: The Economics/Markets/Investments Index

This is a searchable index of data, news, services and other information that is of interest to investors, researchers and other members of the financial community.

Resources for Economists

This guide lists the many resources on the internet of interest to academic and practicing economists and those interested in economics.


ERISS Corporation conducts large scale, labor market surveys and time-critical, interactive, web-based dissemination of results. Their systems attract employers and job seekers by providing relevant information on current, local salaries by occupation, levels of employer difficulty in finding applicants, occupational growth and decline rates, projected openings by occupation and more.


Free access to this information is also available through federal depository libraries -- a system of 1,300 libraries located throughout the country dedicated to delivering government information to you. STAT-USA/Internet, a service of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is the site for the U.S. business, economic and trade community, providing authoritative information from the Federal government. STAT-USA/Internet is a fee-based subscription service of STAT-USA, U.S. Department of Commerce. To access the information you must purchase a User Name and Password. NOTE: Information is delivered through low cost subscription services.




Best Jobs U.S.A.
Recourse Communication Inc. sponsors this site. It has quick access to the popular Best Jobs Database. It's filled with thousands of jobs targeting a wide variety of industries and all advertisers placing recruitment ads in Employment Review get their positions placed on the Best Jobs Database.
Best Jobs U.S.A. is packed with information on career fairs and employment events throughout the country. It lists corporate profiles where companies showcase all they have to offer. It contains a full page of hyperlinks to an array of employment sites that are available.

Black Enterprise Online
Black is billed to be the virtual desktop for African Americans. It includes information on the top fifty colleges for African Americans and much more.

Career sphere
Genetech Company job postings, internships (must be a sophomore in college by June, intend to return to college in the Fall and major in Biological or Chemical Science, Bioshemical or Chemical Engineering, or Computer Science or Business) and much more. Yes, it's for the company, but worth looking at.

Entrepreneruship's Big 6 on the www (EWEB)

Each of these entrepreneur sites is free. They provide substantial information (if it's not in the hundreds of pages or hundreds of links, it's not a serious contender as an entrepreneurship "supersite") and focus on the needs or concerns of entrepreneurs or those working with entrepreneurs.

EntrepreNet-The Entrepreneur's Electronic Resource Center
EntrepreNet is an electronic resource center for the entrepreneur. The site features information and links for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Europages, The European Business Directory

For those looking for work in Europe, this site doesn't have a bulletin board or a listing of websites, but it does have 500,000 company addresses from over 25 European countries with links to each country's yellow pages.

Federal Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Jobs
The U.S. Government's official site for jobs and employment information provided by the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

Hispanic Business Magazine Web Page

Hispanstar-The Hispanic Information Network

Inc. Online: The Web Site for Growing Companies
The website for growing companies
Job Link (for Journalists)
Job Link is for a job search site for Journalists.

Jobs On The Web
Jobs on the Web promises to assist you, free of charge, in your job search using a network of over 350 executive search firms and over 1750 recruiters. The client companies place thousands of job listings with this site which are updated several times each week.

Job Web
National Association of Colleges and Employers is the bridge between higher education and the world of work. Spanning 3 constituencies, it includes 1,700+ member universities and colleges from across the United States, 1,600+ employer organizations and 1 million+ college students and alumni.


Could be used in Geography, Social Studies, for home use, and much more.

Monster Board
Monster Board has job search updates, job posting opportunities, ways to customize your career search, career zones (campus, mid-career, executive, technology, healthcare, and HR) and more.

National SBDC Research Network
If you are trying to locate some World Wide Web resources of particular interest to small business,
try this site about business ownership, consumer protection and much more. It's worth the time.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
1998/99 Occupational Outlook Handbook includes information on occupations, tomorrow's jobs, projections, etc.

Ohio Bureau of Employment Services
Ohio Bureau of Employment Services includes job listings on Ohio Job Net, unemployment claim possibilities via the telephone, service job info, and much more.

Ohio Jobnet online web site
Through these web pages you can access Ohio's best job placement services as well as job openings around the USA

Proficiency Test Web Sites
All students will leave grades 4, 8, and 12 having demonstrated competency over challenging subject matter. All students learn to use their minds well, so they may be prepared for responsible citizenship, further learning and productive employment in our nation's modern economy.

Proficiency Test Web Sites

This is one of Lakewood Public Library pages for the Ohio Proficiency Tests. Practice tests and informational resources for: 4th grade, 6th grade, 9th grade and 12th grade

Proficiency Test Web Sites

Practice test for the sixth grade Ohio Proficiency Tests

Proficiency Test Web Sites

Web Site for the 9th grade proficiency test

Proficiency Test Web Sites
Web Site for the 12th grade proficiency tests

Proficiency Test Web Sites This page is intended not only for links, but a free voicing on your feelings regarding the State's Proficiency Test Program, which might include comments or suggestions for improvement or sharing of resources for intervention and links to related sites.
Proficiency Test Web Sites

-Ohio Proficiency Test Information School Study Council of Ohio
-Proficiency Tests - NASA Glenn Research Center
-Proficiency Reports Query - Ohio Department Education
-Lesson Lab Selection for Proficiency - NOACSC

Skill Search
Skill Search Corporation has sections for employers and job seekers…" Whether you are an employed
professional seeking better opportunities or currently seeking a job, they have a "complete selection of services to meet your needs."

Small Business:Ed Lowe Foundation
The Ed Lowe Foundation Solutions Network provides full text searching of pages, giving you the resources you need to get ahead and stay ahead in the competitive business world.

United Nations Cyberschool Bus

The United Nations CyberSchoolBus is a resource you might use with students, or at home, or in business. It lets you tour Global Trends, InfoNation database, the Country at a Glance, City Profiles, Un Sie-ings, The Gallery, A Virtual Tour, and the Parade of Nations. Take a look at it.


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