ERIC Number: ED214001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
CAP Self-Inventory Cards.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
This booklet of Self-Inventory Cards is one of the 14 components of the Career Alert Planning (CAP) program (see note), a set of individualized materials designed to help participants find out about themselves and about the kind of work for which they are suited. In this program, participants become acquainted with occupations that are representative of 10 basic job functions. They learn how these occupations relate to personal interests, abilities, skills, educational goals, experiences, and training. They consider the work conditions, salary, and employment outlook for each occupation. Finally, participants use this information to make decisions and plans about the careers they will pursue. The Self Inventory Cards are used, along with the Program Guide (CE 031 944), to help students begin to clarify their work attitudes and values. The cards are first cut out of the booklet by participants. The front of each card contains the code letter of the "job function" to which the statement relates. Participants take a self-inventory by sorting these cards according to degrees of interest and ability in given activities that are related to identified job functions. These are advising; arranging; building and making; doing clerical work; helping; maintaining and repairing; thinking in pictures; using information about the environment; working with equipment; and working with numbers and symbols. Each of these job functions, related to four specific job titles, is the subject of the Job Function Booklets of the CAP program. Participants choose one of these booklets on the basis of their scores on the self-inventory conducted with the Self-Inventory Cards. (KC)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Materials, Interest Inventories, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Measures (Individuals), Postsecondary Education, Programed Instructional Materials, Secondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Values Clarification, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
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.