ERIC Number: ED024838
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
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A Demonstration System of Occupational Information for Career Guidance. Final Report.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Occupational Education Research.
The purpose of this project was to test the effectiveness of a cooperative arrangement between the New York State Education Department and the New York State Employment Service, undertaken to produce and disseminate up-to-date information about local entry occupations for use in the career guidance of students. In a sampling of high schools and 2-year colleges in Nassau and Suffolk counties of the New York metropolitan area, four page description s of 200 entry occupations were prepared in two forms: (1) a loose-leaf binder and (2) a deck of microfilm aperature cards. Three comprehensive high schools, three academic high schools, three area vocational technical programs, and three 2-year colleges were supplied with the 200 occupational guides. Of the students who use the guides, 92 percent said they would recommend the guides to other students; 75 percent wanted to keep copies of the guides they had read. In proportion to enrollment, students in area vocational technical educational programs made twice as much use of the guides as did the students in either academic or comprehensive high schools, and 13 times as much use as students in 2-year colleges. (CH)
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Career Opportunities, Career Planning, Community Colleges, Demonstration Programs, Employment Opportunities, Guidance Programs, Information Dissemination, Labor Market, Microfilm, Occupational Information, Occupations, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Secondary Schools
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Occupational Education Research.
Identifiers - Location: New York