ERIC Number: ED107913
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Career Education: A Prospectus for Businessmen and the Community.
Easterling, Lewis C.
Aimed at members of the business community, the handbook describes career education--why it is needed, what it is, how to get it, and what its future holds. The booklet is intended to motivate business leaders to participate in and support career education programs, and reflects Michigan State Chamber of Commerce viewpoints. Touching on problems inherent in non-career-oriented education, the handbook briefly discusses under-employment of educated persons, functional illiteracy, the public image of career education, the occupational cluster concept, and phases of career education: awareness, exploration, preparation, and further education. It outlines the organization and objectives of career education action councils and the roles of a director or coordinator (instruction, counseling and job placement, provision of materials and services). Suggestions for initiating cooperation among school, community and industry are given in step-by-step format. Finally, a brief presentation outlines the future of jobs and job preparation. A community resources questionnaire, bibliography, and reproduction of a poster are appended. (MDW)
Descriptors: Business Responsibility, Career Awareness, Career Education, Career Planning, Community Involvement, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Coordinators, Literacy, Organizations (Groups), Public Opinion, School Business Relationship, Underemployment
Michigan State Chamber of Commerce, 501 S. Capitol Avenue, Lansing, Michigan 48933 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Chamber of Commerce, Lansing.