ERIC Number: ED240344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Educational and Career Services Community Outreach Program. Final Report, 1982-83.
Glassboro State Coll., NJ.
The Educational and Career Service Community Outreach Program was designed to assist special needs adults in overcoming obstacles preventing them from realizing the educational and vocational options available to them in their community. The focus of the project was on the development of community-based career awareness programs and the provision of follow-up individual counseling services throughout the rural counties of Gloucester and Cumberland in New Jersey. With the cooperation of adult community education schools, local libraries, and other community groups, the project maintained 10 outreach sites and served over 135 individuals. During the program, the project staff provided self-assessment experiences designed to help participants set and meet educational and career goals and conducted a brokering effort to distribute resources to appropriate community agencies, persons, and institutions. The program, having completed its second year, continues to be successful in serving individuals who, due to geographic isolation and dispositional barriers, are unable to make full use of traditionally placed services. The project has resulted in the establishment and maintenance of a cost effective, replicable career counseling outreach model. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Programs, Adults, Career Awareness, Career Counseling, Career Education, Community Education, Community Education, Community Programs, Educational Opportunities, Employment Opportunities, Outreach Programs, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Rural Areas, Rural Education, Special Needs Students, Vocational Education
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: Glassboro State Coll., NJ.
Identifiers: Educational Career Serv Community Outreach Prog