ERIC Number: ED358334
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
CareerSmarts. 4-H Mentoring Program. Agent's Handbook. Mentor's Handbook. Protege's Handbook.
Locklear, Eddie L.
The North Carolina 4-H CareerSmarts Program is designed to unite the public and private sectors to provide career education for young people. This packet contains three handbooks (for agents, proteges, and mentors) that explain the program and outline practical ways to conduct it. CareerSmarts consists of three phases. Phase one is conducted during school using a curriculum consisting of 10 preemployment booklets and a teacher's guide to help participants learn about the working world and how to seek, obtain, and keep jobs. In phase two, students take part in a week-long activity that acquaints them with the world of work. Phase three is designed to build a mentoring relationship, allowing each youth participant an opportunity to spend a minimum of 16 hours with an adult in the business community. The agent's guide explains how to conduct all phases of the program, including developing the program, recruiting and training mentors and proteges, managing the program, and evaluation. Twelve appendixes provide sample forms to use in the program, and 34 references are included. The mentor's handbook provides information about the need for career education and about mentoring. It includes suggestions for ways to have productive conversations with proteges and ideas a mentor can use throughout the mentoring program. It also includes 34 references and 15 appendixes providing information sheets and forms for the program. The protege's handbook is designed to help students plan their time to get the most out of their mentor meeting. It includes 34 references and 15 appendixes of information sheets and sample forms. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Cooperative Extension Service.