ERIC Number: ED062664
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Exploration Group - Theory and Research.
Daane, Calvin J.
Vocational Exploration Groups (VEG) is a program for aiding both youth and adults in to increasing clarification of their position in the occupational world. It is designed to lead an individual to personally supportive first choice of an occupation or to a reconsideration and a rechoice. The process consists of 27 steps within 5 phases of (1) inclusion, (2) job inventory, (3) job personalization, (4) the expansion of jobs personalized, and (5) the next step. The process is conducted for small groups of 5 people by a trained facilitator of the group process. Leaders use a kit of materials and a leader manual to guide group members through the various steps. In the studies reported, 195 trainees and leaders gave their attitudes and impressions of the effectiveness and functionability of the VEG program. Also, 825 Employment Service applicants experienced a three-hour group session in Vocational Exploration. Randomly assigned control were also used. Experimental groups when compared with control groups obtained twice the number of jobs during the month and showed more movement into training and from work training to jobs. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Studies for Urban Man, Inc., Tempe, AZ.