ERIC Number: ED205725
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Developing a Career Planning Center. Occupational Education Research Project Final Report.
Kidd, Frank E.; Embry, Judy K.
Designed as a guide for those community college institutions developing a career planning center, this handbook presents a model for planning and implementing such a center. Options for centers are suggested for three levels of development and staffing: self-directed, intermediate, and comprehensive. Chapter 1 outlines the rationale and possible purposes for a career center. Chapter 2 describes a process for planning a center and details needs assessment, funding, advisory board formation, and goal setting. General considerations for physical facilities and room layouts are discussed in chapter 3. Chapter 4 offers staffing options and describes staff responsibilities. In chapter 5 various materials and resources are discussed and suggestions made regarding material selection and acquisition. Chapter 6 describes services and activities utilizing these resources. Chapter 7 discusses public relation strategies for the career center. The importance of evaluation is emphasized in chapter 8. Practical suggestions for evaluation of resources, services, and outcomes are included. Appendixes, amounting to over one-half of the handbook, include an annotated bibliography, sample forms and instruments, and reports of surveys of clients of career centers. (YLB)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Career Centers, Career Counseling, Career Education, Career Planning, Community Colleges, Counseling Services, Counselor Role, Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Planning, Evaluation, Financial Support, Occupational Information, Personnel Needs, Program Development, Program Implementation, Public Relations, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh. Occupational Education Research Services.
Authoring Institution: Wilson County Technical Inst., NC.