ERIC Number: ED173607
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Inside EUREKA. The California Career Information System.
Banaghan, Bill; And Others
A computerized career information system named EUREKA has been developed for California. It originated in 1975-76 under the direction of the Bay Area Computer Educators and since that time has received state and VEA funding. It consists of two major components, Quest and information files. Quest asks users twenty-one questions in order to determine potential occupations suited to their interests and abilities. The information files which provide up-to-date occupational information by specific locations in the state include eight types of information: (1) occupational description; (2) cluster description; (3) career preparation; (4) cluster preparation which suggests high school courses helpful for preparing for a career within a cluster; (5) bibliography of career reference materials; (6) visit, which names persons working in particular occupations who are willing to answer questions and somtimes to provide on-site observation; (7) programs of study and training; and (8) postsecondary schools. (Directions are given for using EUREKA, and the appendixes contain standards for use, the EUREKA Constitution, aide training for the system, information on Quest, two EUREKA conversion tables for the Kuder DD and the Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory, and a glossary.) (ELG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Diablo Valley Coll., Concord, CA.; Richmond Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California