ERIC Number: ED362778
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Aug-31
Reference Count: N/A
B-WEST Regional Workforce Training Center. Building Workers Entering Skilled Trades. Program Development Guide.
Portland Community Coll., OR.
This program development guide outlines the procedures for replicating the B-WEST (Building Workers Entering Skilled Trades) program, a two-term professional certificate program designed to prepare women for skilled jobs in the traditionally male-dominated electrical, mechanical, and construction trades. The components and major activities of the B-WEST project are briefly described. Summarized next are B-WEST training opportunities in the areas of employer/management training and trainer training. The B-WEST mission statement is presented along with B-WEST organizational relationships, staff job descriptions, and program components. Discussed next are the program's recruitment, orientation, and assessment procedures. Strategies and support services designed to improve student retention are listed. The final section outlines a three-phase job development strategy, provides an employer's view of new job development based on economic development, and explains the operation of a job development program in which apprenticeship is used as a training strategy. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Portland Community Coll., OR.