ERIC Number: ED162066
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive Career Life Development Center. Final Report.
Virginia Western Community Coll., Roanoke.
The Career Life Development Center (CLDC) developed at Virginia Western Community College was designed to serve both enrolled students and non-student residents of the locality. The following eleven program components were implemented: career counseling interviews; curriculum-based counseling strategies; diagnostic center; individual career information profile; career information center; cooperative education; college work study; college placement office; public radio and other outreach strategies; supplemental programming for professional staff development; and program evaluation. The study sought to identify (1) selected personal and demographic characteristics of CLDC users; (2) CLDC services utilized; (3) users' attitudes and opinions toward specific aspects of the Center; and (4) any users' comments and/or opinions concerning CLDC. The study population consisted of 512 persons who had used at least one of the CLDC's services. A mailed questionnaire (appended) was used as the survey instrument. Approximately 48% of the population returned the questionnaire. The data identified sex, age, race, educational status, and employment status of the respondents. Results indicated that the services most often used were testing (40%), occupational information (25%), and career counseling (25%). The attitudes and opinions of the users indicated positive support for all aspects of the CLDC and overall satisfaction with the services offered. (Numerous program materials and correspondence are appended.) (Author/BM)
Descriptors: Adults, Career Counseling, Career Education, Career Guidance, Community Colleges, Community Involvement, Cooperative Education, Counseling Services, Curriculum Development, Demography, Employment Services, Faculty Development, Interviews, Job Placement, Occupational Information, Program Attitudes, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Publicize, Questionnaires, Resource Centers, Testing, Work Study Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Western Community Coll., Roanoke.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1974