ERIC Number: ED455437
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Careers in the Trades: A Presenter's Guide.
Alberta Learning, Edmonton. Apprenticeship and Industry Training.
This guide provides all the ingredients a speaker needs to give an interactive, informative presentation about careers in the trades and the apprenticeship system of training in Alberta. It is designed specifically for those who work or have worked in a trade, who have been asked to present information about careers in the trades, and who need ideas on organizing or packaging their presentation. Section 1 provides questions to be answered to provide a clear background for development of the presentation. Section 2 contains an outline for a presentation. Section 3 presents background reading that will provide some basic information that is needed to develop a presentation, including why one should talk about careers in the trades and the apprenticeship system. Section 4 addresses what career planning is, career planning in the trades, reasons for working, interests, nature of work, and skills. Section 5 provides a general list of trade skills and abilities to help describe the work carried out in a specific trade. Section 6 is comprised of presentation resources, pages that can be reproduced as overheads or used as speaking notes to assist the presenter in describing the apprenticeship system of training and careers in the trades. Section 7 suggests creative ideas for demonstrating in the classroom some skills of a trade or discussing the work of a particular trade. (YLB)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Apprenticeships, Blue Collar Occupations, Career Education, Career Planning, Demonstrations (Educational), Developed Nations, Foreign Countries, Occupational Home Economics, Secondary Education, Semiskilled Occupations, Skilled Occupations, Speeches, Student Recruitment, Trade and Industrial Education, Work Experience Programs
Apprenticeship and Industry Training, Alberta Learning, 10th Floor, Commerce Place, 10155-102 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5J 4L5. Tel: 780-427-8765; Fax: 780-422-7376; Web site: http://www.tradesecrets.org/. For full text: http://www.tradesecrets.org/library/careers/prguide.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Learning, Edmonton. Apprenticeship and Industry Training.