ERIC Number: ED154172
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
A Systems Approach to Developing Employability Programming.
Novak, Jan L.; Kosmo, Susan J.
Designed to develop materials by a systems approach to help local postsecondary educators plan and evaluate vocational job training programs, this project focused on the following: (1) the personal, interpersonal, and social skills necessary for job acquisition and survival in office, trade, and industry occupations; (2) the development and field testing of an instrument to assess a student's ability in the skills and traits identified in 1; and (3) guidelines for using the instrument. The data collection procedures consisted of the following activities: a review of the literature; a search of nationally recognized tests of vocational readiness, vocational maturity, and of personality scales relating to employability; and a survey of employers, teachers, and former students in industrial and business vocational program areas by placement personnel in two Wisconsin vocational schools. Based on the results of the data collection procedures, the major content areas selected to be covered on the employability instrument were job getting, job seeking, and job advancement. A series of items related to each of these content areas was developed using a vignette framework. (Validation of the instrument is currently in progress.) (VB)
Descriptors: Business Education, Career Development, Employment, Employment Potential, Employment Qualifications, Interpersonal Competence, Job Application, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Measurement Instruments, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Promotion (Occupational), Surveys, Systems Approach, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Canada, March 27-31, 1978)