ERIC Number: ED399459
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Workdays. A Day in the Life of...an Offshore Platform Worker.
One of a series of work-based interviews about occupations in Australia, this booklet presents a personal interview with a mechanical engineer, who works on offshore platforms for an oil company, about his job. The following questions are answered: what the engineer does, why the person chose the field of employment, how the person found out about the job, what he does and doesn't like about it, what kind of training was needed, what the engineer does during a working week, his co-workers, the hours, and how the work contributes to society. Cartoons are used to enliven the material, and a glossary 16 words is included. Although designed to be used in literacy classes with adult new readers, the booklets are also appropriate for use with elementary and secondary students in career exploration and career education. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Career Education, Career Exploration, Engineers, Foreign Countries, High Interest Low Vocabulary Books, Literacy Education, Occupational Information, Petroleum Industry, Quality of Working Life, Reading Instruction
Draw Publications, P.O. Box 643, Kew, Victoria 3101, Australia ($6 plus $3.50 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia