ERIC Number: ED219504
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Job Placement Programs for the Future. Information Series No. 239.
Barrow, Connye M.
This paper explores recent research, current practices, and implications for the future development of job placement programs in vocational education. An introduction views the relationship of job placement programs to vocational education and the importance of continual research in this area in light of three factors: responsibility for job placement, accountability, and socioeconomic factors. Section 2 explores definitions and models for job placement programs. It looks at career guidance and career education, state models and guidelines for implementing job placement services, and staff development models. These common elements of job placement programs are discussed: program planning and coordination, program operations, career guidance and preemployment preparation, followup evaluations, and follow-through. Section 3 examines variations in program implementation among states, between secondary and postsecondary programs, and in organization. In the next section, legislation with which program planners and operators should be familiar is summarized, and other components of today's programs are reviewed, such as services for special populations, preemployment skills training, and information systems. Section 5 suggests future directions, including further implementation of effective programs through dissemination of information about effective programs, staff development, and improved program evaluation procedures. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Guidance, Employment Services, Guidelines, Job Placement, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Secondary Education, Staff Development, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210. (IN 239, $3.75; quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.