ERIC Number: ED106536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
West Virginia Guidebook: Job Placement Services: What's Your Need?
Allen, Thomas R., Jr.; And Others
Opening with a discussion of the rationale of a school-based job placement program, the school's responsibilities, and student needs, the paper focuses on the organization of a placement service, the major functions of the job placement coordinator, and testing services. Organizational considerations include: labor laws, scope of service, the initial step, who to involve, flexibility, specific agreements, and a monitoring system. Major functions of the job placement coordinator are outlined as follows: (1) conducting a community survey of occupational opportunities, (2) provisions for job placement advisory committee, (3) developing or obtaining job descriptions, (4) publicizing the job placement program, (5) conducting student interviews, (6) placement orientation, (7) placement, (8) followup of student referrals to employers, (9) evaluation and research, and (10) reporting and record keeping. The section on testing deals with procedures, limitations, and types of tests useful in the job placement context. Appended materials include: sample forms, questionnaires, and job counseling materials; West Virginia's child labor laws; checklists, and other related resource materials. (MW)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Career Guidance, Employment Services, Instructor Coordinators, Job Placement, Organizational Development, Program Development, Resource Materials, School Community Relationship, School Responsibility, School Role, Secondary Education, State Programs, Student Needs, Student Placement, Testing, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.