ERIC Number: ED186083
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
A Career Counseling Program for a Two Year Technical College.
Kramer, Gary L.; Winkler, Sandra
The Career Development Program was implemented at Trident Technical College (TTC) during the 1979-80 academic year. The program's objectives are to: (1) assist TTC students in identifying and modifying personal beliefs and expectations about themselves as related to the world of work; (2) aid students in narrowing career options and provide them with the resources for career exploration; (3) help students reach career decisions based on identified skills and personal values; and (4) equip students with efficient job-seeking skills. Sections of the "Career Development Activity Workbook," which is used by the counseling staff in a career development course, correspond to each of these objectives. Achievement of these goals and other outcomes expected of the program is facilitated by a decentralized organization in which individual counselors are assigned to TTC's instructional departments in an effort to improve student access to counselors, to promote frequent contact between counselors and faculty, and to provide for early prognosis and referral of students with academic or career counseling needs. The program description includes a discussion of the Career Development Centers at each of TTC's two campuses; flow charts illustrating the progress of new students in the Career Counseling Program and the structure of the Career Development Center; and an outline of a career development course, "Reasoning and Career Development." (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Trident Technical Coll., Charleston, SC.