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ERIC Number: ED131319
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Community College and Local Rural Secondary Schools Cooperative Career Assessment and Exploration Program. Final Project Report.
Des Moines Area Community Coll., Ankeny, IA.
This report summarizes the followup and evaluation component of a project to establish and assess the effect of a mobile career exploration center in the rural school systems of the Des Moines Area Community College District. Methodology involved comparing the experimental group of 223 students who participated in the career exploration program with a control group of 100 students. Data collection included the use of the Ohio Vocational Inventory Survey, project staff summaries of each student's involvement in career exploration activities, and a followup survey. Factors included in the evaluation were (1) correlation of job selection or educational program selection with the assessment process, (2) job or educational program changes within six months of graduation, (3) relationship of stated vocational goals with aptitude test results, and (4) relationship of aptitude test results and areas explored for the experimental group. Findings indicated that participants tended to enter postsecondary education at a substantially higher rate than controls, the rate of entering the same area of employment or continuing education as stated occupational preference was nearly equal for the two groups and was much higher than the rate for the highest interest score outcomes, and participants had a lesser tendency to switch educational program enrollment or employment within six months of graduation. The annual report summarizing the demonstration component of the project is appended. (Author/NJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Des Moines Area Community Coll., Ankeny, IA.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa