ERIC Number: ED368859
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Planning for Life: Career Planning Excellence in America, A National Policy Forum (Washington, D.C., August 4, 1993). Recognition Program: Summer 1994.
The Career Planning for Life Forum was a national policy forum sponsored by the Committee for Economic Development (CED) and hosted by the U.S. Army. More than 250 representatives of business, education, government, and labor attended the forum and spent the day discussing the preparation of the country's young work force for the global economy. Before the forum, the CED formed an advisory council that developed a list of eight guiding principles for successful life planning. These guiding principles were discussed along with the following topics: the importance of career planning and work experience during the teenage years; the increased importance of career planning in view of recent cultural changes that have not been accompanied by corresponding changes in the country's educational paradigm; the importance of collaboration between the business and educational communities in the area of developing programs to prepare U.S. youth for successful careers; examples of successful career planning programs and the need for increased recognition of such programs; and the U.S. Army's new Planning for Life Recognition Program, which is designed to encourage all 50 states to help advance career planning by offering state- and national-level awards recognizing career planning initiatives for youth. (MN)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Committee for Economic Development, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Army; Committee for Economic Development