ERIC Number: ED438953
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Mentoring Youth for Success.
Gray, William W.; Albrecht, Bryan
Work-based learning is a national educational initiative to provide avenues for all students to connect their educational goals and skills to occupational opportunities. The initiative's goal is to ensure a seamless transition from high school to meaningful, high-quality employment or further education. Mentors involved in work-based learning help students enrich their lives, enjoy learning, and experience success in the workplace. This report describes the partnership of Wisconsin business and industry with the public education system to help achieve a competent, competitive, and productive work force, and provides guidance in preparing and teaching workplace mentors. The guide describes mentorship, provides a common language for work-based learning, details work-based learning relationships and responsibilities, suggests roles for all stakeholders, offers guidance to develop constructive communication, and includes activities and exercises to prepare mentors. The material is designed to be presented as a half-day workshop or as a pair of 2-hour workshop sessions for prospective mentors. Section 1, "Mentoring," describes learning style differences, mentor-student relationships, roles and responsibilities, and communication strategies. Section 2, "Work-Based Learning," describes the options available in Wisconsin, the work-based learning environment, the learning plan, and evaluation of student learning. Section 3 includes lesson topics and relevant forms. (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Education, High Schools, Mentors, Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, State Programs, Teacher Student Relationship, Vocational Education
Publication Sales, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Drawer 179, Milwaukee, WI 53293-0179. Tel: 800-243-8782 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/pubsales.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin