ERIC Number: ED218510
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Supporting YOP. Suggestions for Colleges Involved in the Youth Opportunities Programme.
This guide contains advice for staff in colleges that are offering elements of the Youth Opportunities Program (YOP). Designed to enhance the employability of 16-18 year olds who have left school, have not enrolled in further education classes, and who are unemployed, the YOP provides work experience, knowledge and skills relevant to local labor needs, personal skills and attitudes that are needed both at work and in adult life in general, and strategies for finding jobs. In a discussion of the relationship between YOP and further education, the content aims, and characteristics of YOP are outlined. Various work preparation courses are described, including short assessment, occupational selection, short industrial, and remedial courses. Covered next are such aspects of educational support for work experience as infill, special vocational courses for YOP, basic education, and social and life skills. The remaining chapters deal with integrated provision, guidance and counseling, educational consultancy, and staff development. Appended to the guide is information of components of YOP; rationale behind YOP; partners in the process; syllabus for work, life, and communication skills; examples of coordination; profiles of provision; and assessment profiles. (MN)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Adolescents, Adult Basic Education, Career Education, Communication Skills, Coordination, Counseling, Course Descriptions, Daily Living Skills, Dropout Programs, Dropouts, Education Work Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Employment Potential, Guidance, Guidelines, Interpersonal Competence, Job Skills, Job Training, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, Staff Development, Unemployment, Vocational Adjustment, Work Experience Programs, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Curriculum Review and Development Unit, London (England).
Identifiers: England; Youth Opportunities Programme (England)