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        Preparing Supervisors to Be Mentors

        Examine the process that community colleges and employers use when training supervisors for their role in a work-based course team, in this video from Jobs for the Future (JFF). Even an expert employee with good people skills may not be fully prepared to help a student learn to perform critical tasks in a real-life setting, so training for this is essential. In their role as mentors, employer supervisors will need to identify teachable moments, either during the production process or after some critical task has been done. They must be able to demonstrate a task to the student that the student can then demonstrate with the mentor present. Colleges can help with this training. This resource is especially useful for program administrators and college faculty.

        Click on Support Materials for background information, discussion questions, and follow-up information about the Work-Based Courses Toolkit. This resource is part of the Work-Based Courses: Bringing College to the Production Line collection.

        Find out more about the Work-Based Course Model.

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