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ERIC Number: ED021545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 32
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Technical Education and Resource Material.
Mills, Marie T.
New approaches and many technical innovations will be required by the junior college to meet the increasing educational needs of technical occupations. A first is information on which the prospective student can base an intelligent choice of occupation. For this he must have a precise job description to determine whether the career fits his abilities and interests and whether the training required for it is within his time and money limits. Librarians must acquire this information for the counselors and students, not only from the standard sources, but also directly from industry, so that it will be accurate and up to date. The second need is for instructional material at an appropriate level of college specialization. This, too, should come from business and industry, probably best through the advisory committees for various job clusters. Only prospective employers can supply this material and they must cooperate closely with the librarian. Appendices to the paper show vocational guidance and orientation charts, student interest as revealed by education information activities of the San Antonio campus. (HH)
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Note: Paper presented at the Conference on Library Services to Vocational-Technical Education Programs in Junior Colleges.