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ERIC Number: ED475339
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Workplace Mentoring Guide For Education, Business and Industry Partners of Connecticut's School-to-Career Initiative: Connecticut LEARNS.
Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Career and Adult Education.
This document is a guide to workplace mentoring that is intended to assist individuals who are interested in or involved in placing students in work-based learning experiences as part of Connecticut's school-to-work initiative, Connecticut Learns. The following are among the topics discussed: (1) the purposes and principles of workplace mentoring; (2) the role of workplace mentoring in Connecticut Learns (the organization of Connecticut's school-to-career system and its school-based learning, work-based learning, and connecting activities; the principle of "all aspects of the industry"; Connecticut's work-based learning continuum; and Connecticut's career clusters); (3) benefits of workplace mentoring to students, employers, mentors, the community, and schools; (4) strategies for recruiting workplace mentors; (5) characteristics of effective workplace mentors; (6) evaluation; (7) mentor roles and responsibilities in the areas of orientation, support, and development of career exploration opportunities and skills for students; and (8) working with youth (characteristics of adolescent students and caveats for workplace mentors). The following items are appended: Connecticut's school-to-career core academic and employability skill requirements; legal requirements for wages, working papers, and job restrictions; and guidelines for promoting diversity and equity and protecting confidentiality. A list of 15 workplace mentoring resources and addresses for obtaining them is included. (MN)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Career and Adult Education.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut