ERIC Number: ED232117
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Florida CHOICES Counselor Manual, 1982-1983.
Thomas, Glenn R.; And Others
This manual is intended to acquaint counselors with CHOICES, a computer-assisted career information program. Following an overview of the CHOICES system, and a brief discussion of the usefulness of the program for counselors, the three-step CHOICES process is presented: Step 1, the Initial Interview (pre- CHOICES), involves determining student suitability, introducing the student to CHOICES, and preparing the student to use the guidebook and the guidesheet; Step 2, The Terminal, calls for reviewing the guidesheet and using the terminal; Step 3, the Third Interview (post-CHOICES), involves discussing the printout and developing the follow-up plan. Directions for using the CHOICES routes or strategies to access the information, are explained including explore, specific, compare, relate, job bank, and education file. Career information topics covered in CHOICES are also described including interests, aptitudes, temperaments, education level, working conditions, future outlook, earnings, hours of work/travel, physical demands and activities, indoor/outdoor, career fields, and training required. Sections which deal with using the terminal, sources of CHOICES information, and practical considerations in using CHOICES are also included. A final section presents ideas for career center counseling materials and organizational tips recommended by Florida career counselors. The appendices contain a conversion table from GATB raw scores to CHOICES aptitude levels, a Florida State Employment Services Job Bank map, and a glossary. (MCF)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational Education.