ERIC Number: ED351607
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Nontraditional Jobs for Women. A Resource Guide for Connecticut Women and Career Counselors. 4th Edition.
Connecticut Permanent Commission on the Status of Women.
This guide is intended to help in the active recruitment and training of women for nontraditional occupations in the skilled trades and technical fields by providing information for young women, guidance for educators and counselors, and resources for both new and experienced workers. Chapter 1 defines nontraditional jobs and spells out why women might consider taking such positions. Chapter 2 describes nontraditional jobs in construction work, the machine trades and metal work, mechanics and repairers, computers and electronics, scientific and technical work, and other fields. Chapter 3 outlines the skills called for in many nontraditional jobs and suggests formal and nonformal ways of building those skills, particularly through programs in Connecticut. Chapter 4 explores the major routes in Connecticut to training for nontraditional jobs, including apprenticeships and displaced homemaker programs. An epilogue offers encouragement to those seeking nontraditional jobs. Short articles on the personal experiences of women in nontraditional jobs appear frequently throughout the document. Appendices A through H provide tables showing the percentage of women in selected nontraditional and traditional jobs, average hourly earnings for selected occupations in Connecticut during 1990, and the number and participation rates of women in Connecticut apprenticeships; explanations of relevant legislation; contact information for Connecticut and a few national organizations for information and assistance, including apprenticeship programs; and 26 pages of print and audiovisual resources. (CML)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Adults, Apprenticeships, Building Trades, Career Choice, Displaced Homemakers, Employed Women, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Job Training, Labor Force Development, Machine Repairers, Metal Working, Nonformal Education, Nontraditional Occupations, Nontraditional Students, Occupational Aspiration, Postsecondary Education, Reentry Workers, Sex Discrimination
Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, 90 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106 (free).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Community; Practitioners
Sponsor: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Middletown. Div. of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.; Connecticut State Dept. of Labor, Hartford.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Permanent Commission on the Status of Women.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut