ERIC Number: ED216184
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Program Design for Summer Youth Training.
Holmes, Dennis H.
The Career Exploration Program was a 10-week outreach summer program for high-risk youth aged 16 to 21, operated for three years beginning in 1979 by the Opportunities Industrialization Centers of America (OIC/A) and funded by the United States Department of Labor. The structured demonstration program focused specifically on high school dropouts, potential dropouts, and juvenile ex-offenders in seven urban demonstration sites across the country. The project attempted to (1) provide the participant group with opportunities to explore vocational and career options; (2) to develop job readiness and job-holding skills; (3) to help the participants clarify their occupational interests and aspirations; (4) to increase the likelihood that youth would remain or return to school or seek meaningful employment; and (5) to reduce recidivism among the youth offenders. The program included classroom instruction, coupled with personal and vocational counseling, on-site work experiences, and follow-up activities and services. The curriculum for the classroom component was adapted from that used in OIC/A's Career Intern Program. Following completion of the 10 weeks, attempts were made to keep youths in contact with the program during the following school year. (KC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Exploration, Career Guidance, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Prevention, Dropouts, Employment Potential, Federal Programs, High Risk Persons, Job Skills, Minority Groups, Out of School Youth, Program Design, Work Experience Programs, Young Adults, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Career Exploration Program; Opportunities Industrialization Centers America; Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).