Maryland Prison to Work Program Resource Handbook

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Section...................................................................................

Page Number
I. Introduction ........................................................................
I-1
         Forward ......................................................................
I-2
         Acknowledgements .......................................................
I-3
         How to Use the Handbook ...............................................
I-4

II. Course Narrative...................................................................

II-1
           PTW Course Description ...............................................
II-2
              •   Full Course Outline
              •   Short Course Outline

                   • Employment Readiness Curricular Outline
                       session1.pdf
                       session1a.pdf
                       session1b.pdf
                       session2.pdf
                       session2a.pdf
                       session3.pdf
                       session4.pdf
                       session5.pdf
                       session6.pdf
                       Personal_Assessment.pdf
                       Labor_Market_Data.pdf
                       Personal_Profile_Summary.pdf
                      • sdshollandcode1.pdf
                       sdshollandcode2.pdf
                       Work_Values.pdf
                       Capspart1.pdf
                       Capspart2.pdf
                       How_I_and_Others_See_Me.pdf
                      
How_I_and_Others_See_Me2.pdf
                       Interview_Skills.pdf
                       Interview_Techniques.pdf
                      
Interview_Answering_Hard.pdf
                       Career_Exploration_Report.pdf

III. Instructional & Career Resources .......................................
III-1
         Instructional and Career Resources Overview................
III-2
        Prison to Work Resource List
        The Art of Facilitation
                What’s Your Facilitator IQ?
                Facilitating Learning for Adult Offenders
        Career Readiness Handouts
          •  Assessments
                 •  Interest Assessments
                   Transition Checklists
                   Skills Checklists

          •  General Employment Information

                 •  Labor Market Information
                 •  Employability Skills
          •  Vital Records and Employment Laws & Regulations
                 •  Employment Laws
                 •  Documents
                 •  Employer Incentives 
          •  Career Exploration and Job Search

          •  Applications
              Sample Job Application
              BE Tips for Filling Out Application Forms
              Application Form Checklist
              Common Mistakes on Job Applications
              Job Application Do's and Don'ts
             
Job Application Stumbling Blocks

          •  Cover Letters and Resumes
          •  Interviewing
          •  Instructional Activities
                 •  Assessment
                 •  Exploration
                 •  Job Search

                 •  Transition/Employment

IV. Career Center ....................................................................
IV-1
        Career Center Overview .................................................
IV-2
                ECI Library East/Career Resource Center Sample
                User Survey
                Career Center Activity Log
                Student Information Sheet
                Activities and Duties of Career Center Clerk
V. Job Fairs ............................................................................
V-1
         Job Fair Overview and Planning Steps
                Sample Checklist
                Sample Press Release
                Sample Flyer
                Sample Agenda
                Sample List of Participants
                Sample Confirmation Letter
                Sample Interview Schedule
                Interview Feedback (Employer’s Form)
                Mock Job Interview Questions
                 Industry Representative Participant Survey
                Mock Job Fair Evaluation Form
                Sample Thank You Letter
VI. Transition and Retention Services ........................................
VI-1
        Transition Services and Job Retention Overview ..............
IV-2
                Transition Interview Guide
                Client Referral Services

                Job Retention - A Guide for On the Job Success

 

Appendices

Appendix A - Webliography

Appendix B - Career Development Guide

        Career Development in Maryland: Guiding the Future ........
B-1
        Skills for Success ........................................................
B-2
        The National Career Development Guidelines Competencies
              and Indicators for Adult Level ...................................
B-3
 
Appendix C - Quick Reference Employment Packet
        Document Checklist
        General Work Habits After Release from Prison
         Sample Job Application
        Job Application Stumbling Blocks
        Prepare Now for Tomorrow
        Job Search Strategies
        Eight Keys to Employability
        Check Up / Check Out
        Federal Bonding
        Work Opportunity Tax Credit
        Social Security Administration Publications and Resources
          for Employers
        Transition Plan: Client Referral Services
        My Employment Portfolio Checklist
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