ERIC Number: ED171877
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
An Approach to Identifying Local Employment Opportunities for Local High School Graduates. Final Report.
Arnold, Don H.; Wysong, Richard M.
Because most high school counselors have not had the opportunity to explore job opportunities in their own community, this project's purpose was (1) to provide the counselor with first hand information concerning the various job opportunities available to students in their own community; (2) to implement programs in the schools of the vocational school cooperative; and (3) to follow up the previous year's graduating class with a prepared instrument to improve curriculum and program offerings. A survey instrument was used to collect data from over one hundred fifty businesses in three school districts. A vocational guidance advisory committee assisted with project development and evaluation. A follow up survey was sent to the previous year's graduates to test a state-prepared instrument and to develop a procedure to follow up school leavers. Employers listed the following comments on how the school could better prepare graduates for work: students need better attitudes toward work, more job seeking skills, more pride in work, more dependability and willingness to work, and more communication skills; teachers should be more informed about the needs of the community; and teachers should work in industry in the summer. (LRA)
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Career Opportunities, Employer Attitudes, Employment, Employment Opportunities, Employment Projections, Instructional Materials, Job Application, Job Search Methods, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Learning Activities, Occupational Surveys, Program Descriptions, Secondary Education, Study Guides, Surveys, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Indiana State Board of Vocational and Technical Education, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: Wawasee Area Vocational Cooperative, Syracuse, IN.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to reproducibility problems