ERIC Number: ED208166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
School-to-Work Transition Skills for Disadvantaged Youth. Final Report. Vocational-Technical Education Research Report. Volume 19, Number 3.
Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Dept. of Vocational Education.
A project identified those skills that are necessary for disadvantaged youth to make a successful transition from school to work and disseminated resource materials for use in helping vocational educators plan and develop school-to-work transition skills development programs. Data from a literature search and interviews with vocational educators and employers resulted in the identification of transition skills in the following areas: pre-employment (communication, information processing, decision making, reading, writing, computation, personal skills, and career exploration skills); employment search (job search, job application, test taking, and interview skills); and post-employment (job and daily living skills). These skills were validated by a group of 21 experts in the field and 12 employers. Also identified were materials, approaches, and model programs for delivery of transition skills to disadvantaged youth. A resource handbook of exemplary approaches and materials was disseminated to vocational teachers, counselors, and administrators throughout Pennsylvania and nationally. Included in the dissemination phases of the project was the development of a series of seminars for vocational instructors. (The youth employability bibliography and list of transition skills are appended.) (MN)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Career Choice, Career Exploration, Communication Skills, Competence, Daily Living Skills, Decision Making Skills, Disadvantaged Youth, Education Work Relationship, Employment Potential, Information Dissemination, Interpersonal Competence, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Models, Problem Solving, Reading Skills, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Vocational Education, Workshops, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Dept. of Vocational Education.