ERIC Number: ED159504
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Career Preparation and The Liberal Arts: A Report of Progress.
Behring, Daniel W.; And Others
The first year of operation of the Alma (Michigan) College Career Preparation Program is described and analyzed. The program sought to strengthen traditional career planning services, add new efforts that support and augment strengths of the liberal arts program, and more effectively integrate students' educational progress with plans to enter the world of work. Although specific to this small college, the development issues, major activities, and evaluation results can be helpful elsewhere. The need for comprehensive career preparation and planning programs grew out of a pre-school faculty workshop in the fall of 1975. Components include: (1) early determination of student vocational interests, abilities, needs, and values; (2) improvement of student career planning, utilizing specially trained faculty as Career Preparation Coordinators; (3) infusion of career education goals into student and faculty planning; (4) development of student career and employment search skills and entry level work experience; (5) practicum placement in work experience related to student goals and talents; (6) graduation requirements emphasizing competencies, especially in writing, analysis, problem solving, and communication skills; and (7) improved placement services for graduates. (Author/JEL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alma Coll., MI.
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