ERIC Number: ED206936
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul-31
Reference Count: 0
Hispanic Vocational Exploration Project. Final Report.
Centro De La Comunidad, Inc., New London, CT.
During its second year, the Hispanic Vocational Exploration Project recruited eighth and ninth grade Hispanic youth for a four-week cycle, after-school, career exploratory program at Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical School, Groton, Connecticut. A series of career education workshops was the other major project activity. Supportive services offered to participants were counseling (personal, career, and academic), and an after-school tutorial program. Social and recreational activities were also available. Outreach and recruitment strategies emphasizing sex fairness included bulk mailings, use of the Spanish language radio station, parent orientation, and identification through the school system. Instructors assessed each participant's performance for each shop. Evaluation of program goals and objectives revealed that the program (1) developed awareness in vocational education as an educational alternative for Hispanic youth, (2) was successful in increasing the sensitivity and awareness of the vocational school in regard to Hispanic students, and (3) developed cooperative mechanisms between the school and Hispanic community to recruit students. (Appendixes include project materials, sample career workshop format, and evaluation forms.) (YLB)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Bilingual Education, Career Exploration, Counseling Services, Grade 8, Grade 9, Hispanic Americans, Junior High School Students, School Community Relationship, School Holding Power, Sex Fairness, Student Recruitment, Vocational Aptitude, Vocational Education, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Centro De La Comunidad, Inc., New London, CT.
Note: For a related document see ED 195 669.