ERIC Number: ED026527
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
A Pilot Project for Vocational Guidance in Economically Underdeveloped Areas.
Miller, Carroll H.
The purpose of this project was to establish a demonstration program to provide guidance services for: (1) non-college bound high school seniors, (2) recent high school graduates currently unemployed, and (3) former high school students who had dropped out of school within 3 years of initiation of the project. Specific objectives included: (1) provision of information regarding jobs and training opportunities, as well as sources of assistance, (2) personal counseling interviews to assist in developing an understanding of the labor market, and (3) assistance in the vocational development of the individual. The project was implemented in the 12 southern-most counties of Illinois and was extended over a 3-year period. An evaluation of the project indicated definite success in stimulating leadership for the schools involved, and adoption of selected practices by other counties and other states; however, the influence of the project upon the lives of individual students could not be quantitatively described. A 5-year follow up is considered. (CH)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Guidance, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropouts, Educational Planning, Employment Opportunities, High School Graduates, Mobile Educational Services, Noncollege Bound Students, Occupational Information, Occupations, Pilot Projects, Poverty Areas, Program Descriptions
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Springfield. Dept. of Guidance Services.