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ERIC Number: ED208166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Pages: 114
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Dept. of Vocational Education.