ERIC Number: ED164897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Women in Nontraditional Jobs: A Program Model. Denver: Better Jobs for Women.
Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
Better Jobs for Women (BJW) is an outreach program designed to place women in apprenticeships or similar unsubsidized on-the-job training programs in the skilled trade occupations. Among the first of its kind in the country, the Denver program has completed six years of operation and has placed over 400 women in more than fifty different skilled occupations. Each of the five full-time staff members focuses on a different aspect of the program. Through various recruitment methods, women are made aware of BJW's existence and purpose. Following attendance at an orientation session, about half of the applicants screen themselves out, leaving a highly motivated group to enter BJW. The enrollees are then provided prevocational counseling to assist them in occupational choice and are tutored in preparation for entry examinations and interviews. Support services are also offered, such as child care, provision of trade tools, and counseling. In order to place participants, the staff has established an effective relationship with labor, management, and government agencies. Followup to job placement is conducted of both the women and their employers. Because of careful matching of jobs and enrollees, the program has achieved a successful record of trainee job retention. (The appendixes include job descriptions for program staff and copies of materials used during orientation, intake, placement, followup, and administrative reports.) (ELG)
Descriptors: Ancillary Services, Apprenticeships, Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Community Involvement, Community Resources, Demonstration Programs, Employment Programs, Employment Qualifications, Employment Services, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Job Application, Job Placement, On the Job Training, Program Administration, Program Costs, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, Recruitment, Success, Trade and Industrial Education, Tutoring, Vocational Followup
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado (Denver)