ERIC Number: ED201755
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Career Awareness and Job Placement for Early School Leavers and Adults. Final Report.
Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Div. of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.; Special School District of Fort Smith, AR.
A project was designed to expand the career guidance, counseling, placement, and follow-up services for early school leavers and adults in Fort Smith, Arkansas. A project coordinator met with staff at various schools to develop ways to expand career service for early school leavers. Students with high rates of absenteeism or discipline problems were given special counseling sessions. Project activities included required career orientation sessions at a career lab; weekly meeting by administrators, counselors, and students featuring information on careers in which students expressed special interest; dissemination of information about career lab resources; development of a slide presentation; and development of a job data bank. During the course of the 21-month project, the project coordinator worked with a total of 471 students and an additional number of adults at the city adult education center, made a total of 285 home visits, and found employment for 82 high school students. The project proved so successful that programs developed through the project will be continued and a second program will be added at another school. (The bulk of the report contains activity and dissemination materials developed through the project.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Div. of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.; Special School District of Fort Smith, AR.
Identifiers: Arkansas (Fort Smith)