ERIC Number: ED190846
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Project ADVANCE, 1979-1980. Final Report.
South Plainfield Adult School, NJ.
Project ADVANCE sought to strengthen the Adult High School by developing a comprehensive career counseling and referral system that would be integrated into the Adult High School. The project coordinator trained the Adult High School counselors to administer and interpret aptitude testing so that clients would be able to develop their own career goals and plans. A form was developed to facilitate interpretation of the results. (The General Aptitude Test Battery was the most frequently used test.) Assessments were developed so that clients could receive academic credit for these vocational skills: accounting, drafting, graphic arts, stenoscript, shorthand I, shorthand II, typing I, and typing II. A basic skills profile and a vocational skills profile-business practice were developed so that clients would have documentation of their abilities for job placement. A "Job Fair" was held to introduce the community to local employers with job opportunities. Thirteen firms participated, over 300 people attended the "Job Fair," and over 250 people received vocational guidance. (Appendixes, amounting to well over one-half of the report, include the developed assessments and sample report forms for the basic skills and vocational skills-business practice profiles.) (Author/YLB)
Descriptors: Accounting, Adult Counseling, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Aptitude Tests, Basic Skills, Business Skills, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Counseling Services, Credits, Drafting, Educational Certificates, Equivalency Tests, Graphic Arts, High School Equivalency Programs, Job Skills, Profiles, Public School Adult Education, Referral, Shorthand, Typewriting
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: South Plainfield Adult School, NJ.
Identifiers: Project ADVANCE
Note: Some pages, particularly in the appendixes, will not reproduce well.