ERIC Number: ED380568
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Dec-12
Reference Count: N/A
Ensuring Quality School-to-Work Opportunities for Young Women.
Watkins, Kristin; Milgram, Donna
This document is composed of a number of publications of Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) that relate to high quality school-to-work opportunities for young women. Contents include the following: myths and facts about nontraditional work; a list of nontraditional occupations (NTOs) for women; and women and nontraditional work factsheet with statistics, public policy (federal legislation and employment discrimination law), barriers inhibiting entry of women into nontraditional training and employment, and strategies to overcome barriers. Two articles, "Job Strategies: Why Not a Woman? Why Not You?" and "Nontraditional Jobs for Women", are included. Other contents are as follows: key elements for successfully training young women for NTOs, elements for successfully recruiting young women for nontraditional training programs, Milwaukee NET (Nontraditional Employment Training) recruitment brochure and flyer, information on working with role models in NTOs, suggestions for preparing NTO role model panels, and suggestions for NTO role model panels. Two articles focus on how assessment tools affect the career guidance of women and girls and presenting nontraditional career options to young women during the assessment process. A list of national and state nontraditional employment, training, and education resources is followed by one listing national tradeswomen resources. The document ends with information on the NET Project and on Wider Opportunities for Women. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Education, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Curriculum Guides, Education Work Relationship, Females, Goal Orientation, High Schools, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Nontraditional Occupations, School Holding Power, Sex Fairness, Sex Stereotypes, Student Recruitment, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wider Opportunities for Women, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: A presentation based on these materials was made at the American Vocational Association Convention (Dallas, TX, December 14, 1994). For related documents, see ED 369 907 and CE 068 426.