ERIC Number: ED213994
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Employability Development Plans: Counseling Participants and Developing EDPs. An Action Planning Guidebook.
Williams, Fred L.; And Others
Designed primarily for counselors within employment and training settings, this guidebook prescribes a method for the participant, counselor, and others to determine the most appropriate mix of programs and services available to enhance the participant's employability. An introduction discusses the Employability Development Plan (EDP) and overviews use of the guidebook in helping to develop EDPs. Next, the action-planning guidelines are detailed. Six essential tasks (and 27 specific activities/subtasks) are identified: (1) recognize principles for counseling program participants, (2) prepare to develop the EDP, (3) orient the participant and obtain basic information for the EDP forms, (4) analyze participant's specific needs and design a program to meet them, (5) assess participant's progress, and (6) provide placement and transitional counseling. A sample EDP, based on a review of more than 50 EDPs currently in use, is provided as a model. (As each task is discussed, relevant portions of the model EDP are reproduced.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Youth Programs.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act