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This program guide is intended for use by mentors of women who have completed the preemployment training component of the B-WEST (Building Workers Entering Skilled Trades) project and who are now entering a trade or technical occupation. The first section contains a definition of mentoring and mentor, protegee, and trainer profiles. Sections 2-6 cover the art of listening, trade issues, problem solving, self-care, and sexual harassment. Among the topics examined are the following: roadblocks to effective communication, reflective listening, enabling versus empowering, confidentiality, physical conditioning, attending to personal needs, job site safety, apprenticeships, reactions to/effects of conflict, unresolved conflict, ways of handling and/or minimizing conflict, self-esteem, assertive listening, basic human rights/belief systems, violence and inequality in our culture, wife assault, workplace violence, child abuse, rape and sexual assault, and personal consequences of sexual harassment. The section on sexual harassment contains a substantial bibliography on resource agencies and materials. Section 7 lists types of resource agencies/services available and includes basic information on food, shelter, clothing, health, and play resources. Provided along with the program guide are a mentor career journal and a protegee career journal (each separately bound) that include information on the purpose of a career journal and questions to ask mentors. (MN)

Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Building Trades, Community Colleges, Employed Women, Job Training, Journal Writing, Listening Skills, Mentors, Nontraditional Occupations, Problem Solving, Resource Materials, Self Esteem, Sexual Harassment, Skilled Occupations, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Work Environment

Author: Taylor, Jennice, Comp.; Benedetti, Marie L., Ed.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=8932&id=ED362779


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