VOICE: A Dynamic and Interactive Approach for Exploring Employment Possibilities (2007)

VOICE was developed to assist facilitators working in employment preparation. The hands-on activities can be used to gain knowledge and empower participants to make transitions to the world of work by helping them to identify their interests, skills, and most importantly their own voice. While the activities were designed to be used in conjunction with employment preparation programs, they can also be used in general adult literacy programs to guide participants to make more informed decisions, expand their perceptions, find a suitable working life, manage time, interact and communicate effectively, access or create opportunities, and take action to move towards their goals.

Developing an understanding of one’s role as an employee may involve changing perceptions and learning to be confident, self-managing, and to listen to and speak for oneself, i.e. finding our voice. The following units were developed to actively engage participants in a holistic learning environment. The activities were compiled and adapted from various sources and have proven to be an inspiration for both facilitators and participants.

The five units include reflecting and clarifying values, enhancing abilities needed to organize time and overcome barriers,
finding new or renewed interests, viewing and communicating personal and societal changes, and discovering ways to
empower and engage in life. At the end of each unit, a self-evaluation checklist is included to document discoveries and priorities.

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Nora Connolly. VOICE: A Dynamic and Interactive Approach for Exploring Employment Possibilities 2007. Web. 1 Oct. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/christine/voice/voice.pdf>
Nora Connolly (2007). VOICE: A Dynamic and Interactive Approach for Exploring Employment Possibilities. Retrieved October 1, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/christine/voice/voice.pdf
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