ERIC Number: ED224897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Exploration Technical Assistance Manual.
This manual has been developed to assist prime sponsors, private industry councils, community-based organizations and other youth serving agencies in planning, designing, and implementing vocational exploration activities. The information, forms, and curriculum samples in the manual are a collection of the efforts of 14 program operators involved in the Vocational Exploration Demonstration Project funded by the National Alliance of Business through the U.S. Department of Labor. The vocational exploration activities described in the manual are intended to be integrated into existing employment and training programs, to supplement existing efforts, or to be operated as separate and distinct programs. The manual contains seven sections. Following an introduction and a discussion of the purposes of the vocational exploration program in the first two sections, the manual provides descriptions of four program models: (1) onsite exposure, (2) simulated/laboratory exposure, (3) employability skills development, and (4) combined exposure. Elements common to all these program types--such as counseling, support services, academic credit, exploration activities, and administration and staffing procedures--are discussed in sections 4 and 5. The final two sections present strategies for implementing the vocational exploration program and samples, forms, and checklists from successful programs. (KC)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Education, Career Exploration, Demonstration Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Resources, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, Guidelines, Job Training, Models, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs, Youth Employment
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act