ERIC Number: ED475339
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Career Education, Career Exploration, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Educational Benefits, Guidelines, Guides, Internship Programs, Labor Legislation, Mentors, Occupational Clusters, Partnerships in Education, Program Evaluation, Program Guides, Recruitment, Role Models, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Stakeholders, State Regulation, Student Employment, Systems Approach, Vocational Adjustment, Work Environment, Work Experience Programs, Youth Programs
For full text: http://www.state.ct.us/sde/deps/adult/mentoring.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Career and Adult Education.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut