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Non-traditional Occupations: Why Are We Still Talking About This?. Lynn Reha, ICSPS October 27, 2011. Photo courtesy Lake Land College. NTO Careers:. Which careers are nontraditional?. Nontraditional Careers are good…. For women For men For businesses

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Non traditional occupations why are we still talking about this

Non-traditional Occupations: Why Are We Still Talking About This?

Lynn Reha, ICSPS October 27, 2011

Photo courtesy Lake Land College


Nto careers

NTO Careers:

Which careers are nontraditional?


Nontraditional careers are good

Nontraditional Careers are good…

  • For women

  • For men

  • For businesses

  • For education


  • Nto careers are good for women

    NTO Careers are good for women.

    High wage

    High demand

    Non-traditional jobs are attractive to women because they generally offer higher entry-level wages and a career ladder with pay between $20 and $30 per hour.1

    1http://www.dol.gov/wb/factsheets/nontra2008.htm

    Growth in the economy is projected to expand employment in many of these occupations and secondly, there will be strong demand for workers in these fields due to projected retirements or transfers of current workers to other occupations. Source: U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau, Nontraditional Occupations for Women in 2008.


    Women are good for stem careers

    Women are good for STEM careers.

    Women needed

    Recruitment vital

    Eighty percent of Fortune 1000 STEM executives report that their companies face challenges in hiring adequate numbers of women and minorities for STEM positions and 95% believe the US will lose its global leadership in science and technology due to a shortage of STEM talent.

    Bayer Facts of Science Education Survey, 2008

    There was a 79% decline in the number of incoming undergraduate women interested in majoring in Computer Science between 2000 and 2008.

    National Center for Women in Information Technology, 2008


    Non traditional occupations a good choice for women

    Non-traditional occupations: a good choice for women

    Nontraditional jobs are attractive to women because they generally offer higher entry-level wages and a career ladder with pay between $20 and $30 per hour.1

    An AA degree in Child Care and an electrician’s apprenticeship both take about 2 years to complete.

    Child care workers

    Median wages (2009) $9.25 hourly, $19,240 annual2

    Electricians

    Median wages (2009)

    $22.68 hourly, $47,180 annual3

    1http://www.dol.gov/wb/factsheets/nontra2009.htm

    2http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/39-9011.00

    3 http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/47-2111.00


    Nontraditional occupations a good choice for men

    Nontraditional occupations: a good choice for men

    • Wages, i. e. nursing

    • Job security1

    • Room to pursue interests and commitments outside of work. 1

    • Job satisfaction2

    • Upward mobility in contrast to family of origin3

      1Lupton, B. (2006). Explaining men’s entry into female-concentrated occupations: issues of masculinity and social class. Gender, Work & Organization, 13(2), 103-128.

      2acobs, J. E., Chhin, C. S., & Bleeker, M.M. (2006). Enduring links: parents’ expectations and their young adult children’s gender-typed occupational choices. Educational Research and Evaluation, 12(4), 395-407.

      3Dodson, T., & Borders, L. D. (2006). Men in traditional and nontraditional careers: gender role attitudes, gender role conflict, and job satisfaction.The Career Development Quarterly, 54.


    Nto a good choice for the workplace

    NTO: A good choice for the workplace

    • Increased success and competitiveness

    • Increased adaptability

    • Broader service range

    • Avoidance of usage errors

    • Reduced absenteeism

      and employee turnover


    Perkins core indicators

    Helping Ensure Educational and Career Equity

    Perkins Core Indicators


    What s working in nto

    What’s working in NTO?

    Research-based practice


    Educational root causes

    Educational Root Causes

    Academic proficiency

    Access to and participation in math, science and technology

    Hands-on instructional strategies

    Source: National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity Foundation (2009). Nontraditional Career Preparation: Root Causes & Strategies


    Teach spatial skills

    Teach spatial skills


    Reducing stereotype threat

    Reducing Stereotype Threat


    Address stereotype threat

    Address stereotype threat


    Career information root causes

    Career Information Root Causes

    Bias-free materials and practices

    Early intervention

    Comprehensive career information

    Involvement of parents

    Source: National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity Foundation

    (2009). Nontraditional Career Preparation: Root Causes & Strategies


    Non traditional occupations why are we still talking about this

    Success Has No Gender


    Non traditional occupations why are we still talking about this

    Could This Be Your Life?

    Could This Be Your Life?


    Stem equity pipeline nape

    STEM Equity Pipeline/NAPE


    Where do we start

    Where Do We Start?

    Program improvement begins with institutional assessment like the

    New Look Self-Study 2.0


    Non traditional occupations why are we still talking about this

    National Girls Collaborative Project


    Thank you

    Thank You.

    Lynn Reha

    [email protected]

    Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support

    www.icsps.ilstu.edu


    Questions

    QUESTIONS?

    This presentation will be available online

    www.icsps.ilstu.edu

    Photo courtesy Lake Land College


    Websites

    Websites

    • National Girls Collaborative Project http://www.ngcproject.org/directory/index.cfm

    • Doing What Works

      http://www.dww.ed.gov/topic/?T_ID=1

    • STEM Equity Pipeline http://www.stemequitypipeline.org/Default.aspx

    • Success Has No Gender http://home.cod.edu/academics/specialprograms/nontraditional

    • Could This Be Your Life http://www.icsps.ilstu.edu/projects/index_ctbyl.html

    • Dot Divas http://www.dotdiva.org

    • Engineer Your Life http://www.engineeryourlife.org/http


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