ERIC Number: ED203118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
A Model Comprehensive School Community Career Service System. Final Report.
Spencer, Mary Louise; And Others
The overall goal of this project was to develop a model comprehensive school community career services system for students enrolled in the postsecondary state area vocational-technical schools. The objectives were as follow: (1) to help students develop positive self-concepts and positive concepts of the working environment; (2) to provide information on careers and pre-employment training to students; (3) to provide assistance in locating satisfying work for the student; (4) to organize school and community efforts into a positive working relationship to assist the student in career planning; (5) to locate a shadowing site for each student enrolled in a training program in order to provide meaningful experiences related to specific job interests; and (6) to address sex equity strategies to overcome sex bias and sex role stereotyping in career planning. To accomplish these objectives, students were given help with reading if needed, were involved in a career awareness laboratory, and participated in an employability skills training program and a job shadowing experience. Also, resource people from the community visited the classrooms, job requirements in relation to skills rather than sex were stressed, and a job placement program for students was developed. The results of the project were increased community involvement in vocational-technical training, better job placement, and increased student satisfaction. (KC)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities, Employment Potential, Employment Programs, Job Placement, Job Skills, Job Training, Models, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Sex Fairness, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Div. of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Rich Mountain Vocational Technical School, Mena, AR.