ERIC Number: ED376300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Tools for Tomorrow: Women in the Trades. Trainer's Guide.
Madison Area Technical Coll., WI.
This guide is intended for use by trainers presenting the Tools for Tomorrow program, a technical college program to train women for employment in 13 skilled trades. Discussed in the first two sections are these topics: the program's purposes, barriers encountered by women seeking to enter trades, and various aspects of implementing the Tools for Tomorrow program. Section 3 consists of 11 lesson plans on topics of general relevance to the skilled trades and 13 trade-specific lesson plans. Among the topics covered in the lesson plans are the following: the apprenticeship system, communicating on the job, hand tool use, job search skills, physical conditioning, print reading, and safety. The following trades are covered: carpentry, civil technology/surveying, electrical, ironwork, machine tool operation, operating engineers, painting and decorating, plumbing, sheet metal, steamfitting, trowel trades, welding, and woodworking/cabinetmaking. Included in each lesson plan are some or all of the following: background information; lists of competencies taught, required supplies, and resources; information on pertinent safety issues; and suggested activities. Section 4 contains supplementary information and overviews of resources on selected topics and a 38-item bibliography. Presented in section 5 are course outlines for each module. Concluding the guide are information updates on the Tools for Tomorrow program and its participants. (MN)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Behavioral Objectives, Blueprints, Bricklaying, Building Trades, Carpentry, Communication Skills, Competence, Competency Based Education, Construction (Process), Course Descriptions, Electrical Occupations, Females, Hand Tools, Interior Design, Job Search Methods, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Lesson Plans, Machine Tool Operators, Masonry, Nontraditional Occupations, Painting (Industrial Arts), Physical Fitness, Plumbing, Safety, Sheet Metal Work, Skilled Occupations, Technical Institutes, Trade and Industrial Education, Two Year Colleges, Welding, Woodworking
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Madison Area Technical Coll., WI.