ERIC Number: ED158015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug-8
Reference Count: 0
Career Exploration and Specialization: A New Training Design for Adult and Youth Work Experience. Concept Paper [and Synopsis].
To address the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) client's need for career development experience and skills, the Affirmative Action Office of Dane County (Wisconsin) and the Adult Work Experience Program (AWEP) staff plan to implement a year-long training program aimed at job exploration, internship, and personalized decision making. This Experience-Based Career Education (EBCE) program is designed to introduce employer-directed career development into the placement process. Primarily adapted from the Philadelphia model which was developed and field tested by the National Institute of Education, the proposed training design utilizes a two-phase, pre-placement learning process. Following in-take evaluation, phase 1 begins with the client's exploration of as many as five areas: labor and maintenance, social services, health services, business and office, and civil and criminal law. In phase 2, specialization, clients select internship sites and design skill-centered learning contracts. Guidance and basic skills remediation are offered, and clients are helped to determine their needs and interests and to make personalized career choices. (Appended are  a continuum of possible exploration activities originating from the Philadelphia research,  examples of exploration programs using a Food and Drug Administration Program and a Philadelphia Free Library program, and  a sample specialization contract.) (CSS)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Career Education, Career Exploration, County Programs, Decision Making Skills, Demonstration Programs, Employer Employee Relationship, Experiential Learning, Job Placement, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Learning Activities, On the Job Training, Program Design, Remedial Instruction, Specialization, Training Methods, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dane County Affirmative Action Office, Madison, WI.
Identifiers: Adult Work Experience Program; Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Experience Based Career Education; Wisconsin