ERIC Number: ED091589
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Occupational Information for ES (Employment Service) Counseling: An Evaluation of Occupational Information Access System Pilot Use in Three Portland Employment Division Offices.
This report study which was carried out to determine the effectiveness of Occupational Information Access System (OIAS) usage in the counseling units of three employment division offices in Portland, Oregon. Two versions of OIAS, a computer-linked version and a manual card-sort version, were compared with the traditional mode where counselors deliver occupational information during the counseling process. Research findings based on the experience of seventeen counselors and 267 clients, both disadvantaged and nondisadvantaged, found both forms of OIAS to be a more effective means of delivering occupational information for use in the career decision-making process. The vast majority of clients indicated that they would use OIAS again if they needed information in the future, and that they would like to see OIAS kept in the employment offices where they had used it. Client reactions to OIAS and the findings of the study are discussed in detail. The appendix includes a description of the methodology used together with copies of forms used for evaluation interviews. (Author/KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene.