ERIC Number: ED365779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Milwaukee Nontraditional Feeder Program: A "How-To" Resource Guide.
Wider Opportunities for Women, Inc., Washington, DC.
This combination project report/resource guide describes the Milwaukee Nontraditional Employment Training (NET) Project, launched in 1991 to improve access to nontraditional training (NTT) and well-paid jobs for women through the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) system. Milwaukee NET has helped JTPA administrators and program providers make the systematic changes necessary to increase the number of women trained, placed, and retained in the targeted nontraditional occupations (NTOs) of computerized machine tooling, printing, welding, and plumbing in Milwaukee. The project's four-tiered feeder program, detailed in this report, provides: a 3-hour NTO career information workshop, a 40-hour orientation to NTOs, an 88-hour survival skills workshop, referral of women to JTPA-funded job-specific NTT, ongoing support and retention services, and training and technical assistance to employers and unions. The document contains three sections. Section 1 outlines the Milwaukee NET project accomplishments to date and includes the first- and second-year workplans. Discussed in Section 2 are various NET project methods/activities, including contracting methods used by Milwaukee's Private Industry Council to establish NTT and sessions to train service providers, employers, and unions to integrate and retain women in NTOs. Section 3 includes various NET project charts, schedules, agreements, position descriptions, project flyers and brochures, and funding applications. (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Career Guidance, Coordination, Educational Cooperation, Employed Women, Employment Opportunities, Job Training, Linking Agents, Nontraditional Occupations, Prevocational Education, Program Implementation, Referral, Technical Assistance, Vocational Education, Workshops
Wider Opportunities for Women, Inc., 1325 G Street, N.W., Lower Level, Washington, DC 20005-3104.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wider Opportunities for Women, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Job Training Partnership Act 1982; Nontraditional Employment Training Project; Wisconsin (Milwaukee)
Note: Prepared by the Nontraditional Employment Training (NET) Project and the Milwaukee NET Site (Private Industry Council of Milwaukee County, YWCA of Greater Milwaukee, Milwaukee Area Technical College, and Milwaukee NET Project Leadership Team).