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ERIC Number: ED012059
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 11
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Reference Count: 0
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HIGH SCHOOL ORIENTATION PROGRAM--A FOUR-PHASE PROGRAM OF SCHOOL COOPERATION.
ROBINSON, LELAND R.
IN 1962, THE PACIFIC TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY SIGNED THE "PLAN FOR PROGRESS" COMMITTING THEMSELVES TO THE GOAL OF FULL EQUALITY IN EMPLOYMENT. A PLAN OF ACTION WAS DEVISED TO SEEK OUT MINORITY CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT. HOWEVER, POSSIBLE EMPLOYEES HAD DIFFICULTY PASSING THE EMPLOYMENT TESTS. IT WAS REALIZED THAT, IN ADDITION TO ACTIVELY SEEKING OUT MINORITY MEMBERS, THE COMPANY SHOULD HELP THEM QUALIFY FOR EMPLOYMENT. THE FIRST PHASE OF A FOUR-PHASE SCHOOL COOPERATION PROGRAM WAS A 1-WEEK COUNSELOR WORKSHOP FOR 27 COUNSELORS. MANAGEMENT REPRESENTATIVES FROM SEVEN DEPARTMENTS DISCUSSED EACH DEPARTMENT'S ROLE IN THE COMPANY, THE JOB SKILLS PECULIAR TO THAT DEPARTMENT, AND SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS. THE COUNSELORS THEN MADE VISITS TO THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS AND FORMED DISCUSSION GROUPS. A FOLLOWUP EVALUATION OF THIS PROGRAM WAS MADE. THE SECOND PHASE CONSISTED OF A SERIES OF 1-DAY WORKSHOPS FOR VOCATIONAL AND BUSINESS TEACHERS. DURING THE THIRD PHASE, STUDENTS SELECTED BY THEIR COUNSELORS VISITED VARIOUS COMPANY DEPARTMENTS, ATTEMPTED TO PERFORM THE WORK OPERATIONS OF THE JOB WITH THE EMPLOYEES, AND LEARNED ABOUT THE COMPANY'S EMPLOYMENT OFFICE PROCEDURE. THE FOURTH PHASE CONSISTED OF A BROAD OFFERING OF COMPANY RESOURCES TO BE USED AS EDUCATORS DESIRED. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers: California (Sacramento); PLAN FOR PROGRESS