ERIC Number: ED341776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
[Developing a Career Center.] A Career Center Handbook for New Mexico's High School Counselors.
Guthrie, Barbara; And Others
Based on a pilot project that promoted statewide career guidance awareness through the establishment of a high school career center, this guide shows New Mexico high school counselors how to develop career centers in their schools. The booklet takes counselors through the process of establishing a career center, providing suggestions for the following activities: (1) assessing present career programs; (2) creating a local advisory board; (3) determining the objectives of the center; (4) planning the initial budget; (5) planning space, location, equipment, and resources; (6) gathering career materials; (7) determining methods of identifying and filing career materials; (8) establishing operational procedures; (9) planning ongoing reassessment by staff, students, and advisory committee members; and (10) planning publicity and dissemination of career center information. The center is planned to be developed through three levels: (1) basic needs; (2) acquisition of additional resources; and (3) fully trained staff, state-of-the-art equipment, resources, and computerized information. Equipment and resources as well as support services are suggested for each level. Resources listed include 10 newsletters and journals, 9 books, 6 associations, 4 sources for audiovisual aids, 6 sources for books, 2 sources for career counselor resources, 4 sources for career interest inventories, and 6 sources for miscellaneous career materials. Appendixes include forms for a career center assessment project staff survey, a student questionnaire, a faculty request form, a student intake form; and a list of 55 references. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe. Div. of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education.; New Mexico State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee, Santa Fe.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Univ., Alamogordo.
Identifiers: National Career Development Guidelines; New Mexico