ERIC Number: ED248376
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Guidance and Counseling. Final Report.
A project was conducted at Indiana Vocational Technical College to (1) identify unemployed or laid-off persons who required vocational guidance and/or training in order to reenter the work force; (2) ascertain realistic occupational goals, competencies, and potential job markets; and (3) develop and implement a counseling program with written materials and support services to serve these objectives. During the program, community sources were involved and a promotional program targeting laid-off persons and the unemployed was developed and implemented. Individual counseling and group workshops were conducted, a career resource center was developed, and information and materials were disseminated. A comprehensive summative evaluation was designed and administered after each workshop session in order to measure the quality of the leadership, course content, and workshop organization, and to measure the degree of learning. A partial report of the participant evaluation showed that 98 percent thought that expectations were met and the workshop was well organized; 100 percent thought that the leadership was highly knowledgeable about the workshop content; and 100 percent thought that the leader created an environment that allowed them to express themselves freely. A follow-up survey indicated that 55 percent became employed during or since their session, and 72 percent are enrolled in retraining or definitely plan to seek retraining. (Appendixes, which amount to about three-fourths of the document, contain student feedback, participant follow-up, lists of career resource materials, promotional materials, and the employment skills program workbook. The workbook covers unemployment-related stress, self-assessment, career planning, resumes, interviewing, job applications, and job leads.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adults, Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Dislocated Workers, Educational Resources, Employer Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Programs, Job Application, Job Layoff, Job Placement, Job Search Methods, Job Training, Leaders Guides, Outplacement Services (Employment), Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Reentry Workers, Resource Centers, Resource Materials, Retraining, Stress Management, Unemployment, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Board of Vocational and Technical Education, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Vocational Technical Coll., Fort Wayne.
Identifiers: Indiana (Fort Wayne)