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ERIC Number: ED165037
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May-5
Reference Count: 0
The Implementation of a Career/Life Planning Program in an Industrial Setting.
Knowdell, Richard L.
In 1975, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory implemented a Career/Life Planning Program for all employees. The program's aims are to assist employees in taking responsibility for their own careers, revive their creativity, and stimulate active career planning. The program is staffed by counselors with a combination of psychological and technical backgrounds. Components of the program include: individual career and life-transition counseling; a library of occupational and educational information; and a series of career planning workshops. One result of the workshops is the development of an individualized career strategy plan. Employees participating in the Career/Life Planning Program cluster into four areas: (1) those assessing how they are doing in their current careers; (2) those who are exploring or seeking alternate careers; (3) those who are seeking to improve interpersonal communications; and (4) those who are interested in personal growth. Participants' evaluations have been extremely favorable. Supervisors of over half of the participants have reported continuing long-term improvement in employee productivity, morale, and attitude. Through the Career/Life Planning Program, many of Lawrence Livermore Laboratory's employees have taken charge of their careers and become their own "career managers." (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Society of Engineering Education (Vancouver, British Columbia, June 1978)