ERIC Number: ED408454
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Success by Choice: A Workshop for Parents on Tech Prep and Mid-Level Technology Careers. Facilitator's Guide.
Turlington, Anita J.; Walter, Diana
This guide was designed to help high school teachers and guidance counselors present a 2.5 hour or 4-hour workshop on tech prep, school-to-work, and career counseling for parents. It is designed to give parents a brief look at the changing workplace and the training, skills, and experience required to enter and advance; illustrate specific ways that parents can help their children to explore careers; and introduce tech prep, its relationship to the changing workplace, and the opportunities it provides. The guide includes these four topics: (1) definitions of success and an overview of the workshop; (2) the transformed workplace, the skills and education expected of future employees, and new opportunities in midlevel technology career fields; (3) tech prep; and (4) ways that parents can help children explore careers and related educational opportunities. Each topic is divided into major concept, equipment and materials needed, participant learning objectives, and presentation. Four appendixes provide the following: (1) numbered activities; (2) numbered transparencies, transparency masters, and blank transparencies for customized use; (3) workshop handouts and materials for participants' packets; and (4) resources and supplemental reading materials for facilitators, a glossary of terms, suggestions for planning and running a successful workshop, workshop evaluation form, and list of works cited. (KC)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Career Choice, Career Education, Community Colleges, Demand Occupations, Education Work Relationship, High Schools, Labor Market, Occupational Information, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role, Teaching Guides, Tech Prep, Technical Education, Technical Occupations, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Partnership for Academic and Career Education, Pendleton, SC.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina