ERIC Number: ED458395
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
This guide is designed to help the user enter into the job market by making the most of their existing skills and finding additional training. Section 1, Vocations, Occupations, Careers, looks at the assessment tools used by employers and trainers to prepare people for today's job market. It describes how to develop a personal inventory of skills and knowledge to help select the right combination of training and employment services. Other topics are computers; employability skills; skills assessment; transferable skills; developing a learning portfolio; prior learning assessment and recognition; recognition of foreign credentials; and developing an occupational or career ladder. Section 2, Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Getting to Know the Labor Market, discusses what a good job is; basic things one needs to know about the labor market; how the labor market works; complete makeover of the service industry; provincial trends; and how to start looking for a job or develop a plan for job training. Section 3, Training and Employment Services: Tools and Checklists, focuses on steps in determining whether to take a training course. It covers developing an action plan; what one's learning style is; new learning technologies; fitting it into one's schedule; what should one look for in a training program; how one can evaluate a training program; and training standards. Ten references, 14 organizational resources, and 5 Internet sites are listed. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Choice, Cognitive Style, Course Selection (Students), Developed Nations, Educational Technology, Employment Potential, Employment Programs, Employment Services, Foreign Countries, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Market, Prior Learning, Program Evaluation, Service Occupations, Student Educational Objectives, Student Interests, Student Needs, Transfer of Training, Vocational Aptitude, Vocational Evaluation
For full text: http://www.actew.org/about/Choosing_Training.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ontario Women's Directorate, Ottawa.; Status of Women Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Advocates for Community-Based Training and Education for Women, Toronto (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada