ERIC Number: ED109434
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: N/A
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PACE Center: A Mobile Career Information and Exploration Center.
Bingham County Career Education, Blackfoot, ID.
An innovative component of the Federally-sponsored Bingham County career education project is the Programed Activities for Career Exploration (PACE) Center, a mobile unit offering programed student activities to assist individual students in career planning. The mobile center visits each high school in the county; the sophomore year is selected as the target grade for the career exploration activities, which are limited in size to groups of 12. A variety of media formats geared to a wide range of academic capabilities (sound filmstrips, taped interviews, microfilm, books, and pamphlet files) are available to students in separate learning stations. The program consists of six components: (1) interest identification (Kuder E General Interest Survey), (2) exploration activities (exploration of 15-20 occupations), (3) self-appraisel activity, (4) decision-making activities (identification of the career that is of most interest to the individual), (5) career planning (in the PACE center or in small groups), and (6) career guidance (continuing contact between student and counselor). The report also discusses administrational details of the program such as scheduling, staff, budget, and physical facilities. More than two-thirds of the document consists of supplementary exhibits within the appendixes--information and worksheets, PACE questionnaire, facility layouts, equipment, and instructional materials. (EA)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Planning, Decision Making, Grade 10, Instructional Materials, Interest Inventories, Mobile Educational Services, Mobile Laboratories, Multimedia Instruction, Occupational Information, Programed Instructional Materials, Secondary Education, Self Evaluation, Vocational Interests
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bingham County Career Education, Blackfoot, ID.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho