ERIC Number: ED086693
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Reference Count: 0
A Research Study of the Handicapped and Disadvantaged in Northern Worcester County Leading to a Pilot Program in Occupational Education and Career Development.
Fitchburg State Coll., MA.; Barkley and Dexter Labs., Inc., Fitchburg, MA.
This report describes a study of the present and future employment possibilities for the handicapped and disadvantaged in Northern Worcester County, Massachusetts. The report is divided into three sections: a) Career Education, b) Research Study, and c) Sampling. The first section introduces the principles of career education and their applicability to the handicapped and disadvantaged. A proposal is set down for the establishment of a Career Education Center at Fitchburg State College which would bridge the gap between schools and the job market. The second section presents the development of a method for determining future job opportunities for the handicapped and disadvantaged youth. This method includes three steps: a) sampling of specific information on future employment plans through interviews and discussions with employers, b) examining economic information which would affect the job market, and c) relating the national and state data to the local model. The last section presents a sampling of existing occupational education programs relating to career development in Northern Worcester County. The appendixes include charts of occupational clusters, a glossary of terms, questionnaires, and industrial classifications and occupational titles. (BRB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Div. of Occupational Education.
Authoring Institution: Fitchburg State Coll., MA.; Barkley and Dexter Labs., Inc., Fitchburg, MA.