ERIC Number: ED427178
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Worksite Mentoring Guidebook: Practical Help for Planning and Implementing Quality Worksite Learning Experiences.
Morrow, Cherie Ann; Fredin, Barbara, Ed.
This guidebook was developed to help businesses provide high-quality worksite learning experiences for students. It combines experiential knowledge from experts with that of mentoring programs across the country to reduce the task of planning and implementing quality worksite learning experiences to a logical process. The book offers guidance for conducting the following activities: (1) developing a high-quality mentoring program; (2) recruiting, training, and supporting worksite mentors; (3) planning and implementing worksite learning experiences; and (4) evaluating the results. The guidebook is organized in four sections. Section 1 helps the reader determine appropriate parameters for their program and create a management structure to support it. Section 2 helps businesses to develop a pool of skilled mentors. Section 3 gives detailed guidance for delivering high-quality worksite learning experiences and evaluating results. Section 4 and the includes forms to support mentoring efforts. Appendices contain the following: annotations of 20 print and organizational resources; table of contents of a related guide; fundamentals of worksite mentoring (communication tools, understanding the audience, learning, legal issues, involving unions, and equity issues); and definitions of workplace skills from the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills. (KC)
Descriptors: Career Development, Mentors, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Student Evaluation, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs, Workplace Literacy
Center on Education and Training for Employment, 1900 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090; Tel: 614-292-4277, Tel: 800-848-4815 (Toll Free) ($15).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.