Bay Area School-to-Career Action Network

 News & Announcements

October 7, 1997


The National School-to-Work Office (NSTWO) last week awarded a $50,000 grant to the Bay Area School-to-Career Action Network (BaySCAN) to establish a BaySCAN Coordinating Office. NSTWO is a joint agency of the US Department of Education and the US Department of Labor. The grant is in the form of a cost-reimbursement contract and will support the hiring of a BaySCAN Senior Project Manager.

Together with a pending companion grant to the Walter S. Johnson Foundation, as well as in-kind contributions from the Autodesk Foundation, New Ways Workers, Workforce Silicon Valley, and the East Bay School-to-Career Partnership, BaySCAN will establish a coalition coordinating office to manage BaySCAN operations and initiatives. The Autodesk Foundation will act as the fiscal agent for the NSTWO and will house the BaySCAN office during its initial 1997-98 school year.

The BaySCAN Coalition will hold its Inaugural Event on Wednesday, October 15, 3 pm-6 pm, at the Top of the Bay Room at the Holiday Inn, Emeryville. J.D. Hoye, Executive Director of the National School-to-Work Office, will be the keynote speaker.

The Bay Area School-to-Career Action Network (BaySCAN) is a coalition of business, labor, education, school-to-career (STC) provider and local STC partnership organizations aimed at developing a Bay Area regional infrastructure to support school-to-career programs and initiatives. Through regional activities focused on areas of common interest such as employer engagement, collaboration among local school-to-career partnerships, and joint industry-school efforts on curriculum, standards, whole school reform and public information, BaySCAN initiatives will lead to significant career and learning opportunities for Bay Area youth.

For information, contact:

Sharon Oldham
c/o Autodesk Foundation
111 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415)507-5892      Fax (415)507-5347
Email [email protected]

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