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ERIC Number: ED011976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep-30
Pages: 57
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Reference Count: 0
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A GUIDANCE PROJECT TO INVESTIGATE CHARACTERISTICS, BACKGROUND, AND JOB EXPERIENCES OF SUCCESSFUL AND UNSUCCESSFUL ENTRY WORKERS IN THREE SELECTED INDUSTRIES. FINAL REPORT.
GORMAN, ROBERT E.
FIFTEEN CERTIFIED SECONDARY SCHOOL COUNSELORS PARTICIPATED IN AN ON-THE-JOB INVESTIGATION OF THREE SELECTED INDUSTRIES IN MONTANA--MINING, LUMBERING, AND CONSTRUCTION. THE PURPOSES WERE TO (1) PROVIDE THE PARTICIPATING COUNSELORS WITH ON-THE-JOB KNOWLEDGE ESSENTIAL FOR ENGAGING IN MORE EFFECTIVE VOCATIONAL COUNSELING OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS AND (2) PRESENT RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT IN THE COOPERATING INDUSTRIES FOR INCREASING THE CHANCES FOR SUCCESS AMONG ENTRY WORKERS. DURING A 1-WEEK ORIENTATION, THE COUNSELORS RECEIVED INSTRUCTION IN THE PARTICIPANT-OBSERVER METHODOLOGY OF INVESTIGATION AND IN THE CASE STUDY-INTERVIEW-FIELD DIARY PROCEDURE OF DATA COLLECTING, AND ATTENDED AN INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT SEMINAR AND A UNION SEMINAR (BOTH 1-DAY PROGRAMS). AFTER ORIENTATION, THE COUNSELORS WERE EMPLOYED FOR 7 WEEKS AS ENTRY WORKERS ON UNSKILLED AND SEMIKSKILLED JOBS IN MINING, LUMBERING, OR CONSTRUCTION. DRAWING UNION WAGES, THEY WORKED AS MINERS, MACHINISTS' HELPERS, AND LABORERS. THEY JOINED UNIONS AND ATTENDED UNION MEETINGS. THEY KEPT DAILY FIELD DIARIES OF OBSERVATIONS, EXPERIENCES, AND CONVERSATIONS, AND CONDUCTED CASE STUDIES WHERE POSSIBLE. COMPLETING THIS WORK PERIOD, THE COUNSELORS WERE BROUGHT TOGETHER FOR 1 WEEK TO ANALYZE THEIR FINDINGS. CHARACTERISTICS AND JOB EXPERIENCES OF BOTH SUCCESSFUL AND UNSUCCESSFUL ENTRY WORKERS WERE DESCRIBED, AND REASONS FOR THEIR SUCCESSES OR FAILURES DELINEATED. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR VOCATIONAL COUNSELING PROGRAMS AND FOR FUTURE ON-THE-JOB INVESTIGATIONS WERE MADE. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Montana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Helena.; Montana Univ., Missoula.
Identifiers: Montana (Helena); Montana (Missoula)