ERIC Number: ED225004
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Occupational Readiness Center Curriculum Guide. 2nd Edition.
Putnam and Northern Westchester Counties Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Yorktown Heights, NY.
This curriculum guide provides materials for nine courses taught in the readiness program for students 15 years of age and over who are not benefiting from education in regular educational settings. (The program is intended to identify a suitable occupational field in which students can succeed and to develop their social and emotional readiness and behavior to function successfully in all occupational training programs.) Introductory materials include the program's basic philosophy, objectives, criteria for entrance into the Occupational Readiness Center, and course descriptions. Outlines follow for each course that combine academic instruction with student experience in a "live work" situation. Courses cover these trade/occupational clusters: metal trades, automotive trades, building trades (masonry/carpentry), building trades (electrician/plumber), building maintenance, horticulture/floriculture occupations, food trades, cosmetology/personal grooming, and health/personal service occupations. The courses are divided into units corresponding to specific job titles and occupations. Each unit presents this information: job title, job duties, working conditions, job requirements, job conditions, basic skills and knowledge, job practice, academic demands, additional job information, and evaluation. A unit outline details learning goals; learning activities; tools, equipment, and supplies; new terminology; math; and text, workbook, and other supplies. Some student information forms are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, Auto Body Repairers, Auto Mechanics, Behavioral Objectives, Building Trades, Career Choice, Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Planning, Child Care Occupations, Cosmetology, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Guides, Disadvantaged, Experiential Learning, Floriculture, Horticulture, Learning Activities, Maintenance, Metal Working, Prevocational Education, Secondary Education, Service Occupations, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Education, Vocational Interests, Vocational Maturity
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Putnam and Northern Westchester Counties Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Yorktown Heights, NY.