ERIC Number: ED099465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Creating a Career: A Description of the Program.
Training Research and Development Station, Prince Albert (Saskatchewan).
The vocational guidance program, Creating a Career, is aimed at a target population of disadvantaged youth between the ages of 15 and 25 who are unemployed or underemployed, without a high school education, preparation for an occupation, a knowledge of the world of work, an occupational goal, decision-making skills, skills to find and keep a job, or a positive self-attitude. In order to meet the most urgent needs of this target population, Creating a Career has the following general characteristics: a curriculum-based program, an eclectic methodology, four major areas of focus (self-development, knowledge of the world of work, decision-making strategies, and job search skills), and different modes of delivery. The program is organized into nine main topics (exploring personal roles, listening for understanding, questioning for information, setting goals, choosing an occupation, identifying job opportunities, making job applications, exploring job expectations, and handling job interviews). The various materials used are briefly described in this document and include the instructor's menaul, student book, and an occupational information system (Exploring Occupations Kit--keysort cards, indexes, other occupation information materials, and a filing guide). The remaining 30 pages of the document consist of a sample topic, Making Job Applications, from the instructor's manual. (Author/BP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Training Research and Development Station, Prince Albert (Saskatchewan).
Identifiers - Location: Canada