ERIC Number: ED195669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Hispanic Vocational Exploration Project. Final Report.
Nuestra Casa, Inc., New London, CT.
A project was designed to expose and orient Hispanic high school students in New London, Connecticut, to vocational education generally not available to them and to provide them with effective bilingual vocational education. Twenty Hispanic youths aged 13 to 21 were enrolled in an after-school exploratory vocational program. Students were exposed to four-week shops involving a hands-on project and exposure to career possibilities within each trade (including worksite and industry visits). Participants were assigned bilingual counselors/supervisors and participated in a series of career education workshops covering decision-making skills and values clarification. Staff activities included weekly meetings, home visits, and parent conferences. The project succeeded in exposing youths to vocational education and hands-on experience, in providing bilingual/bicultural education and supportive services, and in exploring the special needs of Hispanic students and specific strategies for their recruitment and orientation. However, the vocational possibilities and special placement needs of participants were not adequately assessed. Recommendations include gearing the project to eighth grade students, providing orientation activities, encouraging parent involvement, and increasing counseling and supportive services. Appendixes (half the document) contain budget and enrollment figures, an organizational chart, and a sample career workshop format. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Nuestra Casa, Inc., New London, CT.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to light print.