ERIC Number: ED389835
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Unless YOU Become as Effective Coaches, THEY Will Not Enter into the Realm of Committed Workers.
Coaching is needed at every stage in the transition from school leaver to effective worker. Teachers may need more industry work experience to become more effective coaches in the transition phase. A counselor or special teacher from the schools could follow the new recruits into the work force to give continued support and to act as a mediator with the managers. As school leavers become entry-level workers, managers need to coach the recruits in a systematic way so they "learn the ropes." One way to overcome some difficulties in orienting the school leaver (as new recruit) is to appoint a mentor, who is usually a more senior member of staff. Community coaches who link education and work are also needed. The Australian government could fund these coaches, who would come from all walks of life. Parents can be gathered together in community groups, and through the facilitation of community-industry liaison, trainers can establish links with industries and schools. Students and trainees may be their own best coaches. It makes sense to includes them in the planning of their education and training. A younger staff member may act as a peer coach or model. The organization can also provide the new recruit with the opportunity to participate in behavior modeling. The manager as coach and counselor must be available to answer questions and act as a base for reality testing. The coach as counselor can help ease the anxiety of the new recruit and assist in the organizational socialization process. (Contains 86 references.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Employer Employee Relationship, Entry Workers, Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Relationship, Interprofessional Relationship, Mentors, Modeling (Psychology), Orientation, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Significant Others, Teacher Student Relationship, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Australia; Job Coaches
Note: Paper presented at the Learning to Earning Conference (Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia, September 30-October 6, 1995).