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ERIC Number: ED120337
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 401
Abstractor: N/A
The Guide to Career Education.
Lederer, Muriel
The book is an effort to provide information that will increase the number of options open to post-high school students seeking specialized or advanced training via vocational or technical programs. It explores the many alternatives other than a four-year college or university. The author states, "The time is coming, if not already here, when millions of shrewd parents will be advising Junior to go for a union card rather than a college diploma." Answers are provided to questions regarding home study courses, private vocational schools, community college, cooperative education, apprenticeships, industry (on-the-job) training, programs for the handicapped, and manpower development programs. More than three-fourths of the book consists of a directory of 200 occupations, which require some training beyond high school, and offer the greatest opportunities for good-paying jobs in the 1970's. Occupational areas are: aeronautics; agriculture; art; automotive industry; business; clerical occupations; communications; conservation; construction industry; data processing; electric power, electronics, and telephone industry; engineering and science technology; graphic communications (printing) industry; health services; machining occupations; mechanics and repairmen; performing arts; sales occupations; service industries; transportation; and other manual occupations. Occupational information covers personal attributes, education/training, what the occupation offers, points to consider before entering the field, and informational sources. (EA)
Quadrangle/The New York Times Book Co., 10 East 53rd Street, New York, New York 10022 ($9.95)
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