ERIC Number: ED246669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Pre-Employment Training Resource Manual. Volume 1.
Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.
A collection of background notes and lesson plans from the pre-employment training programs under way at three refugee processing centers in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand is presented. The pre-employment component of an educational program that also includes intensive English as a second language and cultural orientation training includes 108 hours of instruction to enable refugees with minimal English proficiency and education to communicate and function more effectively on the job, to understand the expectations of employers and co-workers, and to be able to learn when employed. Job-specific training is not included in this component, which is designed to enable refugees to function better in any entry-level job in the United States. The component includes training in three areas: basic job skills, vocational English as a second language, and cultural orientation. The basic skills segment covers generic job skills such as sorting, assembling, weighing, and following a diagram, as well as cognitive skills such as literacy, computation, counting, and measuring. The vocational English segment focuses on language used for clarification, feedback, following directions, safety, and social interaction on the job. The cultural segment includes both attitudinal and behavioral aspects of functioning on a job with employers and co-workers. (MSE)
Descriptors: Consortia, Cultural Awareness, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Potential, English for Special Purposes, English (Second Language), Entry Workers, Federal Programs, Foreign Countries, Intensive Language Courses, International Programs, Job Skills, Organizational Communication, Refugees, Vocational Adjustment
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of State, Washington, DC. Office of the U.S. Coordinator for Refugee Affairs.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Indonesia; Philippines; Thailand