ERIC Number: ED248359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Job Placement Program. Final Report 1983-84.
Hopatcong Borough School District, NJ.
The Job Placement Program was designed to provide counseling and job placement assistance to work-bound high school seniors as well as information on employment opportunities to all students, whether work or college bound. During the project, members of the senior class at Hopatcong High School in Hopatcong, New Jersey, were surveyed in order to identify those students who intended to find full-time employment after graduation. Next, research efforts were implemented to gather information on entry-level positions compatible with the needs and abilities of these seniors. Project staff developed and maintained contacts with local resource persons in the community in order to obtain leads on new job openings and advertised these jobs to students through a job resource file, daily bulletin board displays, and classroom presentations. Although no seniors were placed into full-time entry-level jobs by the job placement counselor, 34 percent of those students who received referrals from the job placement counselor did manage to find part-time school-year jobs. It was recommended that project staff begin working with employment-bound seniors earlier in the academic year. (Various products of the project are appended to this report.) (MN)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Databases, Employment Opportunities, High School Seniors, High Schools, Information Centers, Information Dissemination, Job Placement, Linking Agents, Noncollege Bound Students, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Referral, School Community Relationship, Student Employment
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: Hopatcong Borough School District, NJ.
Identifiers: New Jersey
Note: Prepared at Hopatcong High School.