ERIC Number: ED105923
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec-28
Reference Count: 0
A Proposal for an Occupational Information Center at Gaston College.
Jones, Dean H.
The purpose of this practicum was to determine the need for an occupational information center at Gaston College (North Carolina). Many community college students have not selected their occupations, thus community college administrators must make a concerted effort to provide adequate occupational information for students facing this crucial decision. A questionnaire was administered to 100 transfer program students, several personal interviews were conducted for additional information and related literature was reviewed. The data disclosed that 49 percent of the students felt that the selection of an occupation was their most difficult problem. Though 59 percent had already selected an occupation, they indicated a desire for more information about the world of work, especially about job opportunities. While less than one-half of the students had sought occupational information at Gaston, 82 percent favored the establishment of an occupational information center. They indicated that they would use the center "occasionally" rather than "frequently" and that the best location for it would be the College Center. It was recommended that a committee of counselors and specialists be responsible for the occupational information center, which should be separate from the over-burdened guidance and counseling department. (RL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Practicum presented to Nova University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Doctor of Education degree