ERIC Number: ED395216
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Computer-Based Career Information Systems. ERIC Digest.
Computer-based career information systems (CCIS) provide local labor market information. Guidance counselors frequently use CCIS in conjunction with clients, but youth and adults also access CCIS independently to obtain career information. The best known CCIS are the state-based career information delivery systems (CIDS). Although developed by a number of different vendors and customized for particular audiences, CIDS share these core features: assessment, occupational search, occupational information, and educational information. A significant characteristic of CCIS is their versatility. For example, in Notus, Idaho, fourth-grade students are introduced to the Idaho Career Information System by a guidance counselor who uses it as a building block for future career education activities. Oregon has adapted its career information system to deliver tech prep information through a specially developed software program. Employees at Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation in upstate New York use a computerized career information system for their personal career management. Some indications of future applications can be seen in current trends. Developers are moving toward multimedia versions of CCIS products using CD-ROM technology. One product on the market offers linkages to the Internet. Issues affiliated with the future of CCIS are the need for information management skills and access and equity. (Contains 10 references.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Counseling, Career Education, Career Guidance, Career Information Systems, Career Planning, Computer Oriented Programs, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Sources, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, State Programs
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.
Identifiers: ERIC Digests