FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 18, 1998
NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF BUSINESS SELECTS
BAYSCAN AS LOCAL COALITION OF THE YEAR
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 18 -- The National Alliance of Business (NAB) announced today that BaySCAN (Bay Area School-to-Career Action Network) is one of the recipients of the 1998 NAB Distinguished Performance Award for Local Coalition of the Year. BaySCAN is being recognized for its exemplary leadership in creating a powerful network of companies and organizations to support a regional school-to-career infrastructure that impacts positively on students, employers, educators and economic development leaders in the San Francisco Bay region.
This award will be presented to Mr. Robert Pearlman, chairman of BaySCAN, on October 5th at NAB's 30th Annual Conference at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC.
"BaySCAN is developing a world-class, school-to-career transition system to facilitate communications and more efficient interaction between schools and industry for more than one million students in 13 counties surrounding the Bay Area," said NAB President Roberts Jones. "It collaborates strategically with school districts and other agencies to share personnel, expertise and resources, and thereby provides students with more challenging learning experiences."
"Regional learning efforts such as BaySCAN's Multimedia, Financial Services and Teaching Career Collaboratives were created to meet labor market demands and to increase student motivation and achievement," noted Mr. Jones.
"Through the Multimedia Initiatives, students gain the skills, knowledge and practical work experiences they need to pursue post-secondary education and/or to find employment with high performance multimedia companies such as Apple, Inc., Silicon Graphics, Autodesk and Kinetix. More than 100 multimedia companies participate in the Bay Area Multimedia Partnership along with 20 leadership high schools that have integrated multimedia studies academies and/or school-to-work programs," observed Mr. Jones.
The National Alliance of Business is the leading national business organization dedicated to building a world-class workforce through enhanced education, training and skill development. Its annual Distinguished Performance Awards bring national recognition to individuals, businesses and organizations whose long-term commitment, innovation and accomplishments have resulted in positive changes in education and workforce quality across the nation and in their communities.
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