ERIC Number: ED214012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Working with Numbers and Symbols. CAP Job Function.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
This Job Function Booklet (Working with Numbers and Symbols) is one of the 14 components (see note) of the Career Alert Planning (CAP) program, 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 working conditions, salary, and employment outlook for each occupation. Finally, participants use this information to make decisions and plans about the careers they will pursue. This Job Function Booklet examines occupations involving working with numbers and symbols, one of the 10 basic job functions explored in the series, and describes four occupations related to this function: medical laboratory assistant, computer programmer, bank teller, and library assistant. The booklet contains the following sections: (1) an "explore" section, which describes the working with numbers and symbols job function and introduces the four occupations representative of it; (2) four "perform" sections, which contain work simulation activities related to each of the four occupations (e.g., "imagine you are a library assistant; your task is to help catalog new books for your library"); these activities give participants "hands-on" experience in performing work-related tasks; and (3) four "decide" sections, which provide greater detail about the occupations and about working conditions, income, and education and experience required. Education and experience activities that can be undertaken by participants are suggested. (KC)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Individualized Instruction, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Library Technicians, Medical Laboratory Assistants, Numbers, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Programed Instructional Materials, Programers, Secondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Symbols (Mathematics), Values Clarification
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.