ERIC Number: ED212769
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
The Nuts and Bolts of NTO: A Handbook for Recruitment, Training, Support Services, and Placement of Women in Nontraditional Occupations.
Shuchat, Jo; And Others
This handbook for program coordinators in public postsecondary vocational-technical schools presents guidelines for establishing programs to prepare adult women for nontraditional occupations (NTOs). It focuses on recruiting, retaining, and placing women in NTO programs. Chapter 1 provides definitions and looks at need for NTO programs. Planning and evaluation are considered in chapter 2, including development of a detailed program plan, budget, and program location. Chapter 3 offers suggestions for coordinating school and community resources. In chapter 4 are techniques for use within and outside of the school for outreach. Attention is given to arranging upgrading courses for women in industry and recruiting black women. Chapter 5 offers career exploration techniques. Occupational counseling is discussed. Chapters 6 and 7 cover support services that help women deal with home and school obstacles and with opposition to their career choice in NTO training and on the job. Suggestions are offered in chapter 8 for successful placement and followup. (Chapters 3-8 conclude with a startup checklist. All but chapter 3 contain evaluation of the procedures recommended in the chapter.) Appendixes include list of community and national resources, NTO Program Maintenance Checklist, sample outreach materials, sample forms, and bibliography and audiovisuals. An index is provided. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adults, Ancillary School Services, Blacks, Career Exploration, Community Resources, Educational Planning, Females, Followup Studies, Job Placement, Job Training, Nontraditional Occupations, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Publicity, School Holding Power, Student Recruitment, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Technical Education Research Center, Cambridge, MA.
Note: For related documents see CE 030 925-927. Developed by the staff of the Women's Outreach Project.