ERIC Number: ED130033
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Hampden District Regional Skills Center. Orientation & Assessment. Description & Objectives.
Hampden District Regional Skills Center, Springfield, MA.
This booklet describes a 5-day orientation and assessment program (for economically disadvantaged people who are unemployed and have no marketable skill) designed (1) To determine the trainees' level of learning, his aptitudes, attitudes, abilities, behaviors and interests in the employment field; and (2) to introduce the trainee to the world of work. Test batteries used by the counseling staff are described briefly: The General Aptitude Test Battery, designed to measure abilities in non-specific areas; the General Clerical Test, designed to measure aptitudes related to clerical work; the Kuder Preference Record, used to locate various occupational interest clients may have; the Bennett Mechanical Comprehensive Test, used to show understandings of the relationships of physical forces and mechanical elements in practical situations; the inter-American series, designed to determine reading and ability of Spanish-speaking people; and the Test for Adult Basic Education, used to determine reading, mathematics and language achievement level. Objectives for the orientation and the assessment components are listed and brief descriptions are given of the various assessment units: Work sampling, "hands on" occupational assessments, physical health and hygiene, physical examination, and vocational counseling. (WL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hampden District Regional Skills Center, Springfield, MA.
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