ERIC Number: ED103582
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines for Establishing Career Resource Centers.
Dittenhafer, Clarence A.; Lewis, James P.
Experience with five pilot career resource centers (CRC) in Pennsylvania has provided the basis for these general guidelines for the successful installation and operation of a CRC. The purpose of a CRC (to provide career information to students, faculty, parents, and the community) is reflected in its objectives, which must reflect the concerns of its particular clientele. General objectives are outlined and the terms career development, career information, and career counseling are defined. General procedures, to be adapted to local needs, include surveying the clientele, collecting informational resources, establishing an advisory committee, integrating career information into the instructional program, and publicity. Administrative concerns include investigating funding, planning for and hiring personnel, including volunteers, planning facilities, and obtaining materials and equipment. An evaluation plan must be developed to determine the effectiveness of the CRC. Appended materials include a use inventory; lists of recommended standard reference works, sources of occupational information, audio-visual resources, and equipment (including vendor and description); a career unit outline; promotional materials from four CRC's; a budget outline; suggested room layouts for a CRC; an address list of materials and equipment suppliers; and several questionnaires, inventories and rating forms. (SA)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Harrisburg.
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