ERIC Number: ED167841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
A Comprehensive Career Development Employability, Vocational, and Coping Skills Training Program for YETP/SPEDY Youth in the Genesee Intermediate School District. Executive Summary. [Final Report].
Mallory, Alva E., Jr.; Holder, Todd
A CETA youth project was designed to provide training in vocational awareness, self-awareness, coping skills, job skills, employability skills, career planning, and remedial reading. Over 500 youth between 14-21 were involved and many received computer interactional career training in coordination with an individualized career class. Significant gains were reported in career exploration, decision making, and career planning. Self-report data of the youth confirmed that they were definitely helped in deciding what they wanted to do in their futures. A 75% increase in the level of coping skills for school and work settings was found as a result of a systematic delivery of twelve one-hour modules. A similar gain was found in the ability of youth to identify job openings, develop resumes, and take interviews. Two hundred of the 500 received 90 hours of vocational training in one of eight different programs. Instructors' ratings of their learnings indicated a marked improvement. An increase in reading levels resulted from the application of remedial training conducted on an individual basis and at a work setting as opposed to an academic setting. Work experiences provided youth with income to help keep them in school and job experiences, which will help prepare them for future employment. (The complex management system of the project is described, along with recommendations for improvements. Data tables are appended.) (Author/CT)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Exploration, Career Planning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Coping, Decision Making Skills, Educational Research, Federal Programs, High School Students, Individualized Programs, Job Application, Job Skills, Job Training, Learning Modules, Management Systems, Program Descriptions, Remedial Reading, Self Concept, Tables (Data), Work Experience Programs, Youth Employment
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: GLSF CETA Consortium, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: Carkhuff Associates, Inc., Amherst, MA.; Genesee Intermediate School District, Flint, MI. Vocational Education and Career Development Services.