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April 22, 1983

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Friday, April 22, 1983 Bellevue Community College I I The ADVOCATE Page 3 II I EITI! CAMPUS Telephone" " " ti I,,--- . regtstra on I/-/omemaKers receive alternat" to continue in the fall by Patricia Gibbon The Career and Life Planning clam offers options to women who have been traditionally forgotten by society, the displaced homemaker. Displaced homemake are women who suddenly because of a divorce, death or  injury to their spuuse find themselves in the role of prima wage earner, said Donna Shame, kmtmctor at the College's Displaced Homemakers Program Being the primary wage earner is difficult for many women because they have either never worked outside the home or have antiquated job skills with very little experience, said Sharpe. job market, job search and training programs, said Sharpe. The first section of the class deals with determining where one's job interests lie, said Shame. The women take tests which match up interests with job areas. Assessing one's skills acquired through homemaking requires getting women to stop believing =whatever I do, anyone can do;" an idea the "average homemaker has been programed to think," said Sharpe. This is not really a difficult idea to break, she said. The women list their skills, such as accounting, personnel management and human relations on the blackboard and by the time the board is completely covered, they realize how many skills they have to offer an employs,  Sharpe. - ; Transferring these skills to the job - market involves listening, talking and The aim of the;Caer and Life Ranning class is to =show thee women that they have options and that not all is lost," said Sharp. The class covers fiye areas: asking questions to people in various intereSts, skills acquired throu fields, said Shame. homemag, skill transferring to the The Class Ilas.seueral people come  Special eorts rewarded College honor five in and talk about what skills are needed in various fields, said Shame. The job search section of the class covers the writing of resumes, interviewing and finding and uncovering the hidden job market, sa Shame. Over 80 percent of today's jobs are not advertised in traditional sources, Sharpe said. Women must develop a "contact network" to find work. Training programs available from vocational schools, community college s and private institutions permit women to brush up on their skills, to acquire new skills and pursue a degree, said Shame. After completing this class, many women will go on to schools, training programs and jobs. There is a 70-75 ;. percent placement rate of gr;K:luates/- in jobs and traini'ng programs, Sharpe said. Five students who have overcome disabilits, and is planning to obstacles preventing them from graduate, is eligible. obtaining an education will be =A good human interest ang_ ," said acknowledged at this year's Reynolds, =is the primary interest in graduation ceremony, our intentions." By publicly recognizing students during graduation, a positive achievement, in spite of adverse conditions; could be established, with reference and thanks to the College, Dawn Reynolds, public relations director at the College, said anyone who has overcome some form of' adversity, suchas financial difficulties, physical impairments, or learning "Theclassmeets on Tuesday and Thursday from 12:3Op.m. to3:30p.m. in room A102. llW tev= Advocate Staff Reporter The College will continue phone registration for fall of 1983 with pre- registration beginning on May 23. Don Noble, dean of student services, said "This type of registration is a big help to students and saves them a lot of time standing in line for houre." Noble said for a first try last quarter, the system was quite successful, but i added, 'I was a little disappointed due to the lack of student partpation." Out of approximately 3000 matriculated students, about one- third of those used the phone system  during spring quarter registration. Noble said questionnaires handed out to those registering in person showed that a majority either didn't know about using the phone or were going to be on campus anyway. Noble and his staff hope to make students more aware of the phone system with " the upcoming quarter. The only major problem with the system was busy phone lines. "Some students tried many times to get through but overall most got through with little problem," said Noble. Noble said student and employee frustration was considerably less than previous quarters. "When students are happy with registration, everyone benefits." EXPLORE THE EXCITING FIELD OF RADIO ADVERTISING AND EARN TOP $$ MORNING OR AFTERNOON WORK. IF YOU HAVE A POSITWE, ENERGETIC PHONE MANNER & ENJOY WORKING JUST 5" HOURS/DAY, THEN WE'D LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU! WE'RE UNITED BROADCASTING IN BELLEVUE... 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