ERIC Number: ED369907
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Ensuring Quality School-to-Work Opportunities for Young Women. A Working Paper Released in Cooperation with the American Youth Policy Forum.
Milgram, Donna; Watkins, Kristin
Research conducted by Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) in 1993 confirmed the following: young women are still concentrated in traditionally female training areas and are still virtually absent from technical and high-wage training areas; discrepancies between males' and females' wage and unemployment levels are greatest among individuals who do not attend college; and clustering of females in traditional occupational areas still persists even at many of the 15 school-to-work transition demonstration sites overseen by the U.S. Department of Labor and Jobs for the Future. The Manufacturing Technology Partnership (MTP) in Flint, Michigan, proves that young women can succeed in nontraditional school-to-work programs. In view of these findings, WOW formulated a series of program recommendations concerning the following aspects of training young women for nontraditional careers: recruitment, nonbiased assessment/career exploration, prevocational training, survival skills, preparing employers and unions, training for vocational counselors and instructors, and workshops for parents. (This document contains the program recommendations, recommendations regarding implementation of the proposed School-to-Work Opportunities Act and a report summarizing WOW's recommendations regarding the Act's provisions and its references to gender and nontraditional occupations.) (MN)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Comparative Analysis, Demonstration Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Federal Legislation, Females, Males, Models, Noncollege Bound Students, Nontraditional Education, Participation, Partnerships in Education, Womens Education, Young Adults
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wider Opportunities for Women, Inc., Washington, DC.; American Youth Policy Forum, Washington, DC.