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ERIC Number: ED216184
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: 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).