ERIC Number: ED113539
Record Type: RIE
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Guide for Establishing Programs of Vocational Exploration.
West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston. Bureau of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education.
Developed to assist local educational agencies in developing vocational exploratory programs for ninth and tenth grade students, the document outlines activities that emphasize self-exploration and occupational information. Information needed to assess the direction and limits of individual programs, identification of occupational groupings, and instructional program planning, (including program descriptions, goals and objectives, activities, and administrative procedure) are outlined. Business, environmental, industrial, and service occupations exploratory laboratory groupings and career resource center information are individually appended and make up the bulk of the document. Business occupations include business and office, distribution and marketing, communications and media; environmental occupations include agri-business and natural resources, environment, marine science, and recreation; industrial occupations include manufacturing, construction, transportation, fine arts and humanities; and, service occupations cover consumer and homemaking, health, personal service, and public services. Sample activities pertaining to the individual area job groupings, special facility considerations, and equipment lists are provided. Career Resource Center provides lists of necessary equipment, books, films, booklets, and tapes available. It is emphasized that programs should be designed to meet the needs of the students, capitalize on previous career education experiences, and contribute to subsequent high school and post high school opportunities. (LH)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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Authoring Institution: West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston. Bureau of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education.