ERIC Number: ED187925
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Bridges to Employment: Recruitment and Counseling Practices for Disadvantaged, Unemployed, Out-of-School Youth in Vocational Programs. Book One. Research and Development Series No. 185.
Winkfield, Patricia Worthy; And Others
This manual is designed for those who are responsible for recruiting and counseling disadvantaged youth who have terminated their education before graduation. The first of six chapters presents an overview of the manual, discusses recent federal legislation that has focused on unemployment, and defines terms used in the manual. Chapter 2 describes strategies and practices used to identify and attract disadvantaged, unemployed, and out-of-school youth into vocational programs. Four major areas of practices are included: referrals, mass media, decentralized efforts, and social prestige. Focusing on the role of counseling in vocational training programs, six counseling practices are outlined in chapter 3: intake, assessment and information sharing, orientation, monitoring and support during training, job readiness, and follow-up. Chapter 4 lists reference points or benchmarks by which student and program success are measured. Following a summary chapter, the final chapter contains a list of additional readings, a chronological list of federal legislation, and a list of example programs that recruit and counsel disadvantaged, unemployed, and out-of-school youth. (LRA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Identifiers - Location: United States