ERIC Number: ED427196
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Mission: Possible. A User's Guidebook for the Video.
This package consists of a work force development recruitment videotape and companion career development curriculum guidebook that are designed to help practitioners encourage females of all ages to consider training for high-wage computer-based technical jobs. The 15-minute videotape discusses things women want from employment, benefits and requirements of computer-based technical jobs entail, and qualifications employers are seeking in applicants for those jobs. Although it was created to supplement the videotape, the guidebook can also be used as a minicurriculum for facilitators and learners. The following topics are among those discussed in sections 1-7: using the videotape and guidebook; women in the work force; computer jobs on the rise; occupational profiles of computer technician jobs; women and nontraditional work; assessment; and city searches (learning situations where teams of learners use a scavenger hunt format to collect information on particular topics). Sections 8 and 9 contain the following: sources of information on occupational opportunities in New York and elsewhere; addresses of websites devoted to computer-related educational and employment opportunities; New Ventures Program sites; and 21 references. The following are among the materials included: facilitator and client objectives, fact sheets, transparency masters (not in ERIC copy), and personal stories from successful women. (MN)
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Education Work Relationship, Educational Benefits, Educational Needs, Emerging Occupations, Employed Women, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Qualifications, Information Sources, Internet, Job Search Methods, Labor Market, Nontraditional Occupations, Program Guides, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Recruitment, Technical Education, Technical Occupations, Transfer of Training, Womens Education, World Wide Web
Career Options Institute, 6 British American Blvd., Suite G, Latham, NY 12110 (15-minute videotape and career development curriculum guidebook, $35).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Authoring Institution: Career Options Inst., Latham, NY.
Note: Videotape not available from ERIC.