ERIC Number: ED451342
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Preparatory Instruction: Staff Self-Training Program. Workplace Readiness Module.
Designed for learning managers in a vocational preparatory instruction (VPI) lab, this three-part Workplace Readiness module provides teaching strategies they can use with students to: identify vocational interest and aptitude in making career choices; demonstrate job acquisition and job retention skills; and apply Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) Competencies. A pre-test and introduction are provided. Part 1, career assessment, covers learning styles; occupational interests and aptitudes; how to relate interests and occupational areas; occupational careers and goals in various clusters; and educational and career goals. Part 2, workplace readiness skills, focuses on a personal data sheet; resume; job announcement sources; cover letter; application forms; job interviews; employment tests; work-related documents; appropriate job behaviors; company policies and procedures; and resignation procedures. Part 3, SCANS competencies, includes topics such as appropriate resource use; cooperative and productive teamwork; information usage; social, organizational, and technological systems; and tools and equipment. Each part consists of an overview listing topics covered, information on each topic, and activity/activities for students in the VPI lab. The document concludes with a post-test; a 14-item bibliography; list of 41 print and non-print resources; a Workplace Readiness Skills (VPI) Curriculum Framework; pre- and post-test answer keys; and samples. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Course Selection (Students), Employment Interviews, Employment Potential, Inservice Teacher Education, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Occupational Tests, Pretests Posttests, Prevocational Education, Resumes (Personal), Special Needs Students, Staff Development, Teaching Methods, Teamwork, Tenure, Vocational Aptitude, Vocational Evaluation, Vocational Interests
Florida Department of Education, Division of Workforce Development, Bureau of Program Management and Development, 325 West Gaines Street, Room 644, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400 (Tel: 800-342-9271 (Toll Free). For full text: http://www.floridatechnet.org/inservice/vpi/assess/modules/R eadiness.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Workforce Development.