ERIC Number: ED240334
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
The Career Exploration Program. Final Report, 1982-83.
New Brunswick Board of Education, NJ.
The Career Exploration Program was conceived to provide needed vocational guidance and counseling for adults enrolled in adult high school, basic skills, and general educational development (GED) preparation programs. The primary focus of the project was on meeting the interlocking educational and employment needs of urban adults by increasing their vocational awareness, knowledge of available jobs, and the training routes to them and also by helping them develop effective job-seeking, retention, problem-solving, and communication skills. These objectives were implemented in a three-part program that involved a series of individual and small group activities to increase vocational and career awareness, as well as assessment procedures to identify and delineate the skills required to reach clients' specific goals. The plan was then to incorporate these skills into an individualized basic skills instructional program and to conduct workshops and discussion sessions designed to assist students in obtaining and retaining jobs. During the six months of its operation, the Career Exploration Program provided a flexible opportunity that gave students a variety of opportunities to enhance their career awareness, basic skills, and self-esteem. (Included along with this report are the COPS Interest Inventory, a self-assessment questionnaire, a program outline, a list of program behavioral objectives, and publicity materials.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Programs, Basic Skills, Career Counseling, Career Exploration, Communication Skills, Counseling Services, Curriculum Development, Employment Potential, Individualized Instruction, Interest Inventories, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Problem Solving, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Questionnaires, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Evaluation, Urban Areas, Urban Education, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education and Career Preparation.
Authoring Institution: New Brunswick Board of Education, NJ.
Identifiers: Career Exploration Program; New Jersey
Note: COPS Interest Inventory and Self Interpretation Profile and Guide were removed from the Appendix due to copyright restrictions.