ERIC Number: ED123514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
The Career Center - One Tool for Implementing Career Education.
Oegema, David N.
A Career Center may be defined as an operational delivery system designed to provide students at the junior high, senior high, and adult levels with exposure to occupational, vocational, college and financial aid information. The Career Center provides the means to: disseminate career information, assess students' interests and abilities, incorporate information from the "world of work" into classroom instruction, develop study skills, and provide instruction on decision making. A shared delivery system is used to involve the student and resource personnel in the acquisition and use of occupational information and materials. The Career Center has been used for group test interpretation, student interest and aptitude testing, career exploration by classes, individual college or career exploration, military recruiting, and the CETA adult program. Additional uses of the Career Center include mini-courses offered through the counseling department, co-op student use in investigating local industry, additional classroom contact and use, and an adult career exploration course offered through the continuing education department. The career Center concept is undergoing continuous evaluation through formal and informal techniques. Formal evaluation techniques include student surveys, student use counts, and teacher surveys. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Michigan Personnel and Guidance Association (Detroit, Michigan, November 1975)