ERIC Number: ED118884
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School Based Job Placement: A Dimension for the Delivery of Guidance Services. A Brief Overview of Counselor Involvement in a School Based Job Placement Service.
Mitchell, William E.
The Akron-Summit county Public Schools Job Placement Department utilizes four basic components: data, pre-employment preparation, preparation, placement, and follow-up. The model functions on the basis of broadly drawn and centrally coordinated employment regions or service areas and hence avoids problems which individual school districts operating independently and competing for job placement opportunities can generate. The model also employs placement specialists, people whose background and experience qualify them to work in the business community and within the school structure. Depending on student population, the placement specialists may be assigned to from three to five schools. In addition, each high school has one "contact" counselor who is responsible for coordinating and facilitating placement activities in conjunction with the placement specialist. Counselors are also responsible for coordinating and facilitiating the dissemination of pre-employment information to students. Through a coordinated program of graduate follow-up it is possible for counselors to serve as agents of educational renewal, in the sense that they can revise programs to ensure that incumbent students receive the maximum benefit from the experience of recent graduates. (JR)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Counselor Role, Guidance Programs, Job Placement, Models, Program Descriptions, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, School Counselors, Secondary Education, Specialists, Student Placement, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio