ERIC Number: ED250534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug-31
Reference Count: 0
Career Advancement Training: A Project to Provide Career Information and Services to Women Interested in or Training for Non-Traditional Vocational/Technical Occupations. Final Report from July 1, 1983 to August 31, 1984.
Sparks, Linda J.
The Career Advancement Training (CAT) Project was established to provide career information and services to women interested in nontraditional occupations. General objectives were to increase community awareness regarding occupational stereotyping, women's ability to perform nontraditional jobs, and vocational programs available at Daytona Beach Community College (DBCC); to recruit women for vocational/technical training in nontraditional fields; and to provide nontraditional career information and counseling to women. Other objectives were to increase both the number of women completing nontraditional training programs and the placement rate for women completers. Methods included brochures; presentations to traditional and adult high school, displaced homemaker, and correctional facility classes; individual and group counseling; articles in newsletters and newspapers; mentors in nontraditional fields; contacts with vocational instructors and employers; and resource files on financial aid, child care, community resources, and sexual discrimination and harassment. The CAT Project was effective in establishing a mentor network, increased the number of women completers in nontraditional vocational-technical fields, increased female enrollment in nontraditional programs by an average of 22.4 percent, helped many of the 87.9 percent of female 1983 "nontraditional" graduates who found jobs, increased the number of employers considering and employing women in nontraditional jobs, and provided counseling to 107 women. (Appendixes include articles, photographs, and screening questionnaire.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Education, Community Colleges, Displaced Homemakers, Job Placement, Job Training, Nontraditional Occupations, Postsecondary Education, School Holding Power, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Student Recruitment, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Daytona Beach Community Coll., FL.