ERIC Number: ED072253
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Occupational Education Salvage: The Identification, Location, and Personal Guidance of Disadvantaged Students in Moore and Hoke Counties. Occupational Education Research Project Final Report.
Sandhills Community Coll., Southern Pines, NC.
Summarized are the accomplishments of project personnel determined to broaden the educational realm of rural youths from low income families in Moore and Hoke counties so as to alleviate some of the prevalent poverty and unemployment experienced by the disadvantaged in the area. Two adult and two student counselors who were chosen for their competency, leadership ability, and socioeconomic backgrounds similar to the students, helped project personnel identify those youths who had recently dropped out of high school and those not planning to pursue their education further. Through effective counseling and guidance, counselors encouraged these youths to enroll in a community college program. A total of 682 students were identified as a target population and 46 were contacted. Twenty-four of the 46 students enrolled in the college, 11 to work toward completion of a high school diploma, and 13 in an occupational field. Financial aid was given to the students registered in regular college programs and commitments made to the others upon completion of the GED. Conclusions and recommendations are included. (SN)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Counseling Services, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropouts, Educational Counseling, Educational Programs, Educationally Disadvantaged, Guidance Programs, High School Graduates, Low Income Groups, Pilot Projects, Post High School Guidance, Postsecondary Education, Projects, Rural Youth, Secondary Education
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Sponsor: North Carolina Research Coordinating Unit in Occupational Education, Raleigh.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Sandhills Community Coll., Southern Pines, NC.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina