ERIC Number: ED172034
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Career Change Program of the Washington State Employment Security Department.
This case history describes the Washington State Career Change Program which is designed to respond to the career needs of unemployed residents who have been laid off or unable to continue their jobs as a result of economic, technological, or health factors beyond their control. The career change program assists these individuals in identifying new career objectives, acquiring job-seeking skills and short-term career training, and in finding viable employment in their chosen career areas. In addition to discussing the overall structure and goals of the program, this case also describes the services offered by the nine contracting agencies which implement the program across the state. There is also a delineation of the program's strengths and weaknesses which have been identified during the first two years of operation, as well as a discussion of changes which are anticipated in the future. The program is operated by the Washington Employment Security Department and is funded through the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act and state funds. (LRA)
Descriptors: Adult Counseling, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Career Change, Career Choice, Career Education, Career Guidance, Career Opportunities, Career Planning, Case Studies, Change Strategies, Employment Opportunities, Employment Services, Job Placement, Job Search Methods, Occupational Information, Occupational Mobility, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Retraining, State Agencies, Training, Vocational Followup, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Technical Education Research Center, Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Washington