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ERIC Number: ED134832
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Western Computer Assisted Placement Service. Final Technical Report.
Baltimore County Board of Education, MD. Western Vocational-Technical Center.
Covering a 2-year period (1974-76), this project conducted in Baltimore County, Maryland, demonstrated that an area-coordinated placement service should be part of the educational program of a school system. Project objectives were to serve as a job locating service to junior and senior high school students, to provide employers with a single source of initial contact with potential employees in the project area, to gather and maintain current information on area job needs, to relieve job coordinators of some jobseeking functions, to improve placement of students, and to determine effective methods of evaluating placement efforts. To accomplish these objectives, the following activities were engaged: (1) Developing and staffing a job placement center with strategies for cooperating with existing placement and for interviewing students seeking employment, (2) coordinating contacts and communication with business and industry, and (3) computerizing the recordkeeping function of the center. A computer-based employment service was developed, made operational, and provided assistance to various categories of clients. Conclusions based on observation and data analysis centered around (1) advantages of an area job placement service within a vocational-technical center, (2) realism of objectives and extent to which they were met, and (3) factors affecting placement. The placement service was evaluated as successful by third-party evaluators and recommendations were made. This report includes a full description of the project. Appendixes contain forms, newsletters, and bulletins used in the project. (TA)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Planning, Computer Oriented Programs, Employment Services, Job Placement, Job Search Methods, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Student Placement, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Baltimore County Board of Education, MD. Western Vocational-Technical Center.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland