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ERIC Number: ED014083
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Feb-28
Pages: 44
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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A TRAINING PROGRAM FOR VOCATIONAL COUNSELORS. FINAL REPORT.
FRICK, DONALD L.
AN INTENSIVE VOCATIONAL COUNSELOR TRAINING PROGRAM LASTING FIVE WEEKS WAS HELD FOR 21 SECONDARY SCHOOL COUNSELORS IN COLORADO. COUNSELORS WERE REQUIRED TO HAVE A BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TO QUALIFY FOR COUNSELOR CERTIFICATION, AND TO BE ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN COUNSELING. ADMISSION PRIORITY WAS GIVEN TO COUNSELORS FROM DEPRESSED AREAS. THE PURPOSES OF THE PROGRAM WERE TO TRAIN COUNSELORS IN SKILLS RELATED TO AIDING YOUNGSTERS MAKE VOCATIONAL CHOICES, TO INFORM COUNSELORS OF VOCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES PROVIDED BY THE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION ACT OF 1963, THE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY ACT, AND THE MANPOWER ACT OF 1965, AND TO GIVE THEM A BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF VOCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY AND INFORMATION. PROBLEMS OF STUDENTS FROM DEPRESSED AREAS, AND PREVENTATIVE COUNSELING WERE POINTS OF EMPHASIS. THE STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAM WAS--TWO WEEKS WERE SPENT STUDYING VOCATIONAL MATERIAL, TWO WEEKS EMPHASIZED COUNSELING INTERVIEWS HELD BY THE TRAINEES WITH CLIENTS FROM A VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL SCHOOL, AND ONE WEEK WAS DEVOTED TO A JOINT SESSION OF TRAINEES AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM THEIR ADMINISTRATIONS. A FOLLOW-UP STUDY AND EVALUATION WERE PART OF THE PROJECT. COUNSELORS FELT THEIR KNOWLEDGE ABOUT VOCATIONS AND RECENT FEDERAL LEGISLATION INCREASED, THEIR ROLE IN VOCATIONAL COUNSELING WAS CLARIFIED, AND COMMUNICATION BETWEEN ADMINISTRATORS AND THEMSELVES INCREASED AS A RESULT OF THE PROGRAM. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins.
Identifiers: Economic Opportunity Act 1964; Vocational Education Act 1963