ERIC Number: ED174775
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Needs Assessment Report for the Formulation of State and Local Career and Vocational Guidance Plans.
West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston. Bureau of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education.
The purpose of this needs assessment study was to demonstrate the need for a comprehensive career and vocational guidance and counseling plan in West Virginia. Survey instruments adapted from a number of existing instruments which pertain to career and vocational education and counseling were administered in forty-nine of fifty-five counties. Students, parents, out-of-school youth and adults, postsecondary public school students, college freshmen, and school counselors completed questionnaires on the importance of career and vocational guidance needs and how well these needs were being met. Counselors, school administrators and teachers, and vocational rehabilitative administrators completed forms dealing with current levels of counselor competencies and the importance of these competencies. In addition, ten employers in each county were contacted in order to gain understanding of desirable skills and the attainment of these skills by former students. The major finding of the project was that there exists a need for career and vocational guidance and counseling services throughout the state. Findings support the necessity of developing a state model for comprehensive services to be available to all persons. The needs assessment instruments are included in the appendix. (LRA)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Adult Education, Attitudes, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Counseling Services, Counselor Attitudes, Counselors, Elementary Secondary Education, Employer Attitudes, Guidance Programs, Needs, Needs Assessment, Parent Attitudes, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, Skills, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Student Attitudes, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston. Bureau of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education.
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia