ERIC Number: ED263238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Occupational Skills Training and Counseling Handbook. Transitional Black Women's Project.
Atlanta Univ., GA. Women's Inst. for the Southeast.
This handbook provides seven days of workshops in occupational skills training and counseling for developing career awareness and motivating career decision-making among transitional black women in the population of women who are underemployed, unemployed, undereducated, or poor, and who are unaware of educational or occupational opportunities available to them. The workshops are designed to: provide opportunities for the women to clarify their values with respect to sex and race role stereotypes; support non-traditional career, educational, and personal choices; provide opportunities for the women to talk with work/race models of both sexes; provide exercises for the women to examine non-traditional occupations as career options; and create an atmosphere to motivate the women to achieve their goals. They are based on Donald Super's self-concept theory (1963) which suggests that five stage-related tasks are encountered as one matures vocationally. The workshop sessions cover the following topics: (1) orientation and assessment of individual needs, and elements of career planning; (2) building confidence in personal ability for solving problems and achieving career goals; (3) examining occupational options; (4) identification and remediation of barriers to career success; (5) strengthening employability skills and setting career goals; (6) strengthening job preparation skills; and (7) work experience preparation. The handbook includes detailed instructions for the training administrator and materials for the seven sessions. (CG)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Atlanta Univ., GA. Women's Inst. for the Southeast.