ERIC Number: ED351464
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
In for a Change. A Curriculum Guide for Pre-Apprenticeship Training.
This manual is the curriculum guide used by Chicago Women in Trades (CWIT) to run its 10-week pre-apprenticeship training program that is designed to help women who are interested in the skilled trades prepare for the mental, physical, and psychological demands of this work. Information on the training sequence includes material on recruitment and interviews, orientation for program participants, course content, and course schedule. Information is also provided on the support group component, which includes exercises on such subjects as networking, self-esteem, goal-setting, job search, map reading, legal rights, and a survival skills notebook. The manual describes lessons on the following topics: mathematics, measurement and geometry, algebra and utilization of formulas, blueprint reading, techniques of interviewing and job search, physical conditioning and nutrition, and mechanical- and trade-specific information and skills. The counseling component of the program and future plans are also described. Contents of the appendices are as follows: list of organizations that provide training, support, and advocacy for women in nontraditional jobs; a copy of a brochure available from CWIT; the CWIT Pre-apprenticeship Tutorial Workshop Application; and a copy of a 1991 orientation schedule. A bibliography lists 18 books, 3 films, 2 periodicals, and 8 videotapes and slideshows. (CML)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Vocational Education, Change Strategies, Curriculum Guides, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Learning Modules, Mathematics Instruction, Nontraditional Occupations, Resistance to Change, Skilled Occupations, Skilled Workers, Social Support Groups, Trade and Industrial Education, Womens Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Women in Trades, IL.