ERIC Number: ED203048
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep-30
Reference Count: 0
Nontraditional Jobs and Training for Iowa Women. A Program Model and Final Report.
Lex, Louise; And Others
The goal of the 1980 Employment Project in Iowa was to expand nontraditional career options for women and high school girls. The two targeted areas were Des Moines and the Iowa Lakes Region. Project staff sponsored three meetings to help 237 women explore nontraditional jobs and training opportunities. Two intensive orientations to nontraditional jobs classes were conducted for Comprehensive Employment and Training Act women. Job and training development for the two areas involved a job-fair and industry-agency workshop and job/training referral activities in the Des Moines area and a workshop on affirmative action in the Iowa Lakes region. Female craftspersons were brought into nine high schools to conduct simulation workshops, thus exposing high school girls to female role models in the building trades. Fifty women who completed three intensive orientations to nontraditional jobs classes were involved in a follow-up telephone survey. Data were collected on problems, successes, and concerns with nontraditional jobs; employers' attitudes about women in these occupations; employment and training status; and comparison between employers' perceptions of job performance and self-perceptions. (Findings from activity evaluations, course outlines, and survey instruments are appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adult Education, Adults, Building Trades, Career Education, Career Exploration, Employee Attitudes, Employer Attitudes, Employment Opportunities, Females, Followup Studies, Job Development, Job Placement, Job Training, Nontraditional Occupations, Secondary Education, Vocational Followup, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Iowa Office for Planning and Programming, Des Moines.
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Commission on the Status of Women, Des Moines.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Iowa