ERIC Number: ED185411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug-15
Reference Count: 0
Continuation of Pilot Program for Training Placement Personnel.
Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale. Dept. of Vocational Education Studies.
Twelve members of school faculty and staff participated in a refined competency-based continuation of a pilot program to train individuals to function as placement coordinators in their schools in southern Illinois. Participants enrolled in a weekly placement seminar on campus for the 1978-79 academic year and in a continuous supervised internship in their schools which required them to operate a placement service. Summer internship experiences were provided by agencies other than their local school system. Project objectives were to (1) refine and amplify the identified competencies necessary for an individual to function as a job placement coordinator, (2) provide a training course for coordinators, (3) test the refined competencies for incorporation into a transportable model, and (4) evaluate the impact of program completers. Conclusions indicate that the placement coordinator training benefited the local education agency (LEA) and the participant; the transportable model developed represents an effective training system; LEAs participating in the program make greater developmental progress; and success in the development of an effective placement service is affected by an effective placement coordinator training program, LEA support and developmental initiative, and the acceptance of the school-based placement coordinator by school faculty and administrators, parents, business, and students. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Div. of Adult Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale. Dept. of Vocational Education Studies.