ERIC Number: ED234270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Partners for Youth Employability: An Ideabook for Educators and Employers.
This ideabook, designed for middle school and high school teachers, Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) counselors, youth job developers, residential treatment staff, and other youth service providers, suggests ways to increase young people's success in the labor market. It provides specific ideas and strategies to structure experiences that will help students learn about the job market and learn skills that enable them to seek, find, and keep jobs. The book is intended to help staff take advantage of opportunities that already exist in a school or program setting and relate them directly to similar situations or requirements in a work setting. The ideabook is divided into five skill areas that have been identified by people concerned with youth unemployment. The five areas are responsibility, productivity, literacy, understanding new technology, and using labor market information. Each of the skill areas contains these five sections: (1) what does it mean (a definition and a short statement about why this is an important employability skill); (2) what does it look like (a description of two youth who are demonstrating competency in the particular skill); (3) work requirements and how to teach them; (4) what can a teacher do (examples of activities and ideas that teachers or job training staff might try); and (5) space for staff to jot down other ideas that might work or that are already working locally. A list of resources completes the ideabook. (KC)
Descriptors: Competence, Computer Literacy, Demand Occupations, Education Work Relationship, Educational Resources, Employee Responsibility, Employment Potential, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Market, Learning Activities, Literacy Education, Occupational Information, Productivity, Secondary Education, Student Responsibility, Teaching Methods, Technological Advancement, Work Attitudes, Youth Employment
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Community; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Note: Developed through the Education and Work Program of the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory.