ERIC Number: ED337572
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
First Steps to Success. A Guide to Preparing Students for the Job Market.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
This guide, based on a survey of more than 100 New York City employers, lists the qualifications needed for 20 entry-level positions. The occupations profiled are as follows: bookkeeper, carpenter, child care worker, computer data entry/programmer, food service aide, home attendant, janitor/cleaner, legal assistant/paralegal, licensed practical nurse, mail clerk, mechanic, nurse's aide, office clerk, receptionist, retail salesperson, secretary, switchboard operator, teacher aide, teller, and waiter/waitress. Each occupational profile provides the following information: (1) description; (2) requirements (education, reading/writing, mathematics, interpersonal/communication, advancement opportunity, and other); and (3) job and skill requirement matrix listing the relative importance of a high school diploma, postsecondary education, and a variety of skills (reading, writing, math, arithmetic, algebra, algebra plus, communications, interpersonal, typing, word processing, filing, computer literacy, and bilingual). An appendix describes five essential work skills: punctuality, attendance, ability to communicate, positive attitude, and teamwork. (KC)
Descriptors: Banking, Bookkeeping, Career Education, Career Planning, Carpentry, Child Caregivers, Cleaning, Clerical Occupations, Data Processing Occupations, Employment Potential, Employment Qualifications, Entry Workers, Food Service, Home Health Aides, Job Skills, Legal Assistants, Mechanics (Process), Nurses, Nurses Aides, Occupational Information, Sales Workers, Secondary Education, Secretaries, Teacher Aides, Waiters and Waitresses
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.