ERIC Number: ED173605
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
EUREKA, The California Career Information System. Final Report. May 1, 1978-June 30, 1979.
A fourteen-month project was undertaken to update, expand, publicize, and evaluate EUREKA, a career information system used for vocational counseling in California. As a result of this project, the following information was added to EUREKA's data base: twenty-one new schools; sixty-two agencies offering over 1,000 courses; a VISIT file for Contra Costa County; descriptions of employers in forty-four major industries; thiry-one apprenticeship programs; and forty new occupations. In the area of user services, training sessions were held at secondary and postsecondary institutions, and various products to aid users were developed such as a counselor's handbook (CE 022 142), audiovisual presentations, and a wall chart. In order to publicize the system, newsletters were distributed as well as a press kit, and demonstration-workshops were conducted. Both internal and third-part evaluations indicated that the project successfully met its objectives (an evaluation report is also published separately--CE 022 141). Further evidence of its positive value has been its adoption by California schools and agencies. In the future it is projected that EUREKA will continue to expand its information files and become a well-developed, self-sufficient statewide career information system. (The appendixes include samples of information files, a report on EUREKA's use by disadvantaged students, copies of the project's newsletters, a statistical data summary, and copies of evaluation forms.) (ELG)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Counselor Training, Data Collection, Information Dissemination, Information Services, Information Systems, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Secondary Education, State Programs, Success
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Diablo Valley Coll., Concord, CA.; Richmond Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California