ERIC Number: ED110778
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: N/A
A Comprehensive Occupational Education Program.
Talagan, Dean P.
The Wyoming Comprehensive Occupational Education Program (K through community college) focuses on positive work attitudes and job-entry skills. In kindergarten through grade six, occupational attitudes are incorporated into the existing elementary school curriculum. A career-orientation program is designed for grades seven and eight that provides occupational information, job interests and aptitudes, job applications and interviews, and the future employment outlook. Students are supplied with the Wyoming Occupation Resource Kits (WORK) from the State Department of Education. Career exploration is the theme in grades nine and ten; students are provided with the opportunity to explore various occupational clusters and to establish a tentative choice of occupational goal by age 16. This is followed by the development of career preparation broad skill programs in grades 11 and 12 that encourage the development of cooperative education programs: industrial cooperative education, distributive education, cooperative office education, cooperative agriculture occupations, cooperative service occupations, and diversified occupations. Postsecondary (grades 13 and 14) and adult education programs for training/retraining are provided by the community colleges. (EA)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Choice, Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Planning, Cooperative Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Job Training, Occupational Clusters, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Program Design, State Programs, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wyoming State Dept. of Education, Cheyenne.
Identifiers - Location: Wyoming