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ERIC Number: ED018224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
Pages: 7
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JUNIOR COLLEGES AND THE NEW CAREERS PROGRAM.
SHATZ, EUNICE O.; STEINBERG, SHELDON S.
JUNIOR COLLEGES HAVE A VITAL ROLE IN THE "NEW CAREERS" PROGRAMS, WHICH ARE DESIGNED TO RECRUIT, TRAIN, AND PLACE HUMAN SERVICES AIDES AS WORKERS IN HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE AGENCIES. AGENCIES WISHING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM MUST COMMIT CERTAIN JOBS TO TRAINEES FOR EMPLOYMENT AFTER COMPLETION OF THEIR TRAINING. RECRUITMENT IS BASED ON DEMONSTRATED ABILITY OF PERSONS WITH LESS THAN A HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION TO BE TRAINED FOR SUCH WORK. THE TRAINING PROGRAM INCLUDES A SERIES OF CORE CURRICULUMS BEGINNING WITH GENERIC ISSUES COMMON TO ALL THESE OCCUPATIONS, A SECOND CORE FOCUSING ON ONE HUMAN SERVICE OCCUPATIONAL AREA, AND THE AIDE SPECIALTY COMBINING SPECIFIC SKILLS AND ON-THE-JOB EXPERIENCES. REMEDIATION AND CONTINUING EDUCATION ARE IMPORTANT PARTS OF THE PROGRAM. A CRITICAL PROBLEM IS THE CLARIFICATION OF ROLES OF PROFESSIONALS AND NONPROFESSIONALS. ALSO, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT SUCH PROGRAMS BE DEVELOPED TO PROVIDE TRUE LINKAGE WITH EXISTING PROFESSIONAL CAREER OPPORTUNITIES. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN "JUNIOR COLLEGE JOURNAL," VOLUME 38, NUMBER 5, FEBRUARY 1968. (WO)
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Authoring Institution: American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: New Careers Programs