ERIC Number: ED210486
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun-25
Reference Count: 0
V.O.I.C.E. (Vocational Orientation for Individual Counseling Evaluation). Final Report, October 1980 through June 1981.
Indiana Univ., South Bend. Indiana Career Resource Center.; Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp., Mishawaka, IN.
A model (called Vocational Orientation for Individual Counseling Evaluation--V.O.I.C.E.) was developed to assist Adult Basic Education (ABE) students enrolled in Indiana adult and community education programs to meet their career development needs. The model is intended to assist the ABE students in a self-evaluation process for self-career awareness, occupational cluster exploration as applied to their interests, temperaments, talents, and limitations, and acquiring job survival skills. The V.O.I.C.E. model process consisted of four steps. First, the ABE students met with the instructor for an explanation of the program and to establish rapport; they took the Career Development Inventory and a presurvey of their knowledqe of self, job opportunities, and job skills. Second, students met and used career resource materials for occupational information At a third meeting, the instructor (counselor) and ABE students met to grade a job survival skills homework assignment, practice writing resumes, practice filling out a job application, and to role play job interviewing techniques. Finally, students completed the same Career Development Inventory and pre-survey (now used as a posttest) as at the first meeting. Through the V.O.I.C.E. project the participants were involved in activities which increased their awareness of self/career and career planning capabilities, achieved job survival skills, and had increased involvement with business/industry and community groups who could assist them. Scores in the posttest were higher in most areas for most students. (Among appended items is the "Student Stage Lesson Manual.") (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis. Div. of Adult and Community Education.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., South Bend. Indiana Career Resource Center.; Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp., Mishawaka, IN.
Identifiers: Indiana; Project VOICE