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ERIC Number: ED376300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 191
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Madison Area Technical Coll., WI.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A