ERIC Number: ED171998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Rationale and Process of the Career Change Project: Characteristics and Cases of Joint Industry-Education Programs Assisting Employee-Selected Career Changes. Final Report.
Technical Education Research Center, Cambridge, MA.
Technical Education Research Centers initiated the Career Change Project to discover, study, and publicize programs that assist adults to make major career changes. The project surveyed by mail and phone 800 businesses and industrial firms, 1500 postsecondary educational institutions and contacted twenty government agencies, professional associations, and labor unions in order to find career change programs. These programs ideally combined career and life counseling, education/training for a new career, job placement services, and follow-up mechanisms. Ten case histories were written to describe programs in four firms, three government agencies, two schools, and a professional association. An overview monograph also was written to present career counseling centers operated by or affiliated with nine postsecondary institutions. The major product of this study was a book entitled "Career Change: A Handbook of Exemplary Programs in Business and Industrial Firms, Educational Institutions, Government Agencies, and Professional Associations." The handbook includes the case histories and monograph along with a general discussion of career change, an individual career change model, and a summary of the survey findings. (LRA/Author)
Descriptors: Adult Counseling, Adult Development, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Career Change, Career Choice, Career Education, Career Guidance, Career Opportunities, Career Planning, Case Studies, Educational Research, Employed Women, Employment Opportunities, Employment Services, Job Placement, Job Search Methods, Occupational Mobility, Program Descriptions, Research Reports, Retraining, School Business Relationship, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Technical Education Research Center, Cambridge, MA.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to thin light type; For related documents see CE 022 116, CE 022 161-165