ERIC Number: ED219591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
The Apprenticeship and Blue Collar System. Putting Women on the Right Track.
Weston, Kathleen M.
This guide provides a systems approach to increasing the numbers of women in apprenticeships and skilled blue collar jobs. Its components form the Apprenticeship and Blue Collar (ABC) System. This system was developed from the experiences of hundreds of employment and training professionals and from several targeted outreach programs currently assisting women to enter the trades. The chapters, each covering a single component, follow a typical woman's progress through the system, from the first step of outreach and recruitment, through orientation, individual counseling and tutorials, training, referral, job development, and follow-up. Throughout the chapters, advice is given to help employment counselors, women's advocates, and trades recruiters to recruit blue-collar women and conduct workshops and training sessions, with emphasis on overcoming sex stereotypic barriers to nontraditional occupations. A glossary and a list of resources are included in the publication. Appendixes contain flow charts on the apprenticeship process, federal rules and regulations for equal opportunity in apprenticeship and training, goals and timetables for female and minority participation in the construction industry, guidelines on sex discrimination harassment, solicitor's opinion on dual eligibility lists, and employability development plans. (KC)
Descriptors: Adults, Affirmative Action, Apprenticeships, Blue Collar Occupations, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Civil Rights Legislation, Displaced Homemakers, Employed Women, Employment Opportunities, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Guidelines, Job Development, Job Placement, Job Skills, Job Training, Leaders Guides, Minority Groups, Nontraditional Occupations, Outreach Programs, Personnel Selection, Postsecondary Education, Recruitment, Reentry Workers, Sex Bias, Sex Fairness, Sex Stereotypes, Skilled Occupations, Systems Approach, Tutoring, Unions
Publications Sales, California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: Urban Management Consultants of San Francisco, Inc., CA.