ERIC Number: ED332011
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Career Transitions for Adults. Maine Guide. A Developmental Framework for Life Choices.
Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta. Bureau of Adult and Secondary Vocational Education.; Maine State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee, Augusta.
This curriculum presents career, academic, and life skill activities to assist education and training organizations in developing and delivering comprehensive career development and life skill programs. It is designed for the out-of-school person who has life and work experiences and who wants to assess a current life or career situation. The activities and resources are suitable for integration into the regular classroom. An introduction includes a conceptual overview, National Career Development Guidelines, and Maine Guide Adult Competencies. The curriculum contains six sections, each composed of one to seven modules. Each module consists of some or all of these components: rationale, objective, outcome, time, resources, suggested strategies, and any necessary handouts. Topics covered include self-awareness (getting acquainted, transition stages, values clarification, personal balance); self-assessment (interest assessment, transferable skills, personal career profile); exploring careers (occupational information, personal finance and financial aid, networking); goal setting (decision making, goal setting, implementation); job readiness (contacts and applications, resume and cover letter, personal grooming, job interview, job keeping, assertiveness, breaking life/career barriers); and closure. A resource section lists resources by section and contains a 67-item bibliography. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Behavioral Objectives, Career Change, Career Development, Career Exploration, Daily Living Skills, Employment Interviews, Goal Orientation, Job Application, Job Search Methods, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Midlife Transitions, Self Concept, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Values Clarification
Vocational Curriculum Resource Center of Maine, KVTC, Western Avenue, Fairfield, ME 04937 (loan only).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta. Bureau of Adult and Secondary Vocational Education.; Maine State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee, Augusta.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For a K-12 guide, see CE 057 955.