ERIC Number: ED162090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul-18
Reference Count: 0
Planning Model for Health Careers Awareness: A Summer Program. Exemplary Project in Vocational Education, Conducted under Section 132 of Public Law 94-482. Final Report.
Trident Technical Coll., Charleston, SC.
This program was designed to introduce high school students to the range of career opportunities available in the health field. Specific objectives were (1) to provide students with health careers information, (2) to allow students to explore career related topics with health professionals, (3) to give students an opportunity to spend at least twelve hours per week working in various clinical settings, and (4) to help students make realistic career decisions. The program consisted of three major elements: course work, guest speakers, and hospital rotations. Thirty-two high school students participated in the program. During the first week of the program, several instruments were used to measure students' basic skills and aptitudes for and attitudes toward health careers. Results of students' posttest on health career information appear to demonstrate that the program helped students appreciate the fact that there are well-paying health related jobs that do not require four or more years of postsecondary education. Also, the program reinforced students' attitudes that jobs do not have to be routine and dull. Students and staff evaluated the program as being extremely worthwhile. Students liked least the classroom portion of the program, and they got the most new information from guest speakers. (CSS)
Descriptors: Academic Aptitude, Allied Health Occupations Education, Career Awareness, Career Choice, Career Exploration, Career Opportunities, Clinical Experience, Demonstration Programs, Field Experience Programs, Hospitals, Job Skills, Job Training, Occupational Information, Resource Teachers, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Summer Programs, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Trident Technical Coll., Charleston, SC.
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