ERIC Number: ED223895
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
New Careers Competency Based Training and Education System.
New Careers is an alternative adult career-training and education program that provides experienced-based career training to people in Manitoba who have had little or no opportunity to take part in formal education and employment in the labor force. The adults in training enter the program with a grade 9 educational level. They receive adult basic education to enable them to attain grade 12 equivalency; basic literacy training; and advanced reading, writing, mathematics, and science skills for the job. The competency-based training program starts by identifying the needs of employers and their commitments to training and hiring individual workers. A competency-based training plan consisting of a job description; a detailed task list; identification of all the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to perform each task; a list of classroom and on-the-job training modules; and an evaluation format is developed and implemented for individual trainees. In fiscal year 1981-82, 91 trainees graduated from the program prepared to enter 12 careers. Eighty-seven percent of the graduates are presently employed in the province. In 1982, 9 training projects prepared 128 trainees who were working in 45 companies in 68 communities throughout Manitoba; 54 percent are of native ancestry and 51 percent are females. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Adults, Canada Natives, Competency Based Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Employment Potential, Employment Programs, Females, Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Job Training, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
New Careers Branch, Dept. of Labour and Manpower, 5th Floor, 213 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3B 1N3.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Dept. of Labor and Manpower, Winnipeg.