Paris (1994) describes local partnerships:
"Local partnership is the term for the local entity responsible for the program which, according to the act [School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994] (SEC. 4), 'consists of employers, representatives of local educational agencies and local postsecondary educational institutions (including representatives of area vocational education schools, where applicable), local educators (such as teachers, school counselors, or administrators), representatives of labor organizations or nonmanagerial employee representatives and students.'
Other entities which may be included in the local partnership are employer organizations, community-based organizations, national trade associations working at the local level, industrial extension centers, rehabilitation agencies and organizations, registered apprenticeship agencies, local vocational education entities, eligible proprietary institutions of higher education, local government agencies, parent organizations, teacher organizations, vocational student organizations, Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) private industry councils, federally recognized Indian tribes and organizations, Alaska Native villages, and Native Hawaiian entities." (p. 16)
For further information, refer to the definition of local partnership within Section 4 of the School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994.