ERIC Number: ED328682
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Supermarket Careers. A Partnership in Training. Final Report.
Bergen County Vocational-Technical High School, Hackensack, NJ.; Cornell Univ.,Ithaca, NY. Food Industry Training Div.; Wakefern Food Corp., Elizabeth, NJ. ShopRite Div.
A partnership between the Bergen County Vocational-Technical Schools (New Jersey), the Wakefern Food Corporation/Shoprite, and Cornell University developed and implemented supermarket skills training programs. The programs were held in two vocational schools that educate mentally handicapped students, aged 14-21, during daytime hours and adult handicapped persons during evening hours. Program goals were to: (1) prepare learning disabled students for career alternatives in the supermarket industry; (2) place them in unsubsidized employment; and (3) heighten public and corporate awareness of the value of handicapped persons as reliable, stable employees. The project included the set-up of two classroom shops to simulate supermarket operations, development of curriculum, instruction, cooperative work experience for students, evaluation, and dissemination. Forty secondary students were trained in vocational classes that met 5 days per week for 2.5 hours each day. Three days per week in late afternoon, an additional 30 adult handicapped students took the program. External evaluation of the program showed that it had met its goals, and the program won many local and national awards. (Appendices--most of the document--include a baseline management plan; curriculum guide; external evaluation; and a brochure. The curriculum guide includes objectives, content outline, teaching suggestions, learning activities, and transparency masters. Topics covered are safety, communication, human relations, front end--general and cashier, produce, grocery, dairy, and frozen foods.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bergen County Vocational-Technical High School, Hackensack, NJ.; Cornell Univ.,Ithaca, NY. Food Industry Training Div.; Wakefern Food Corp., Elizabeth, NJ. ShopRite Div.