ERIC Number: ED248375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Oct-15
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Guidance and Counseling Recruitment and Selection for Vocational Placement. Final Report.
Sheets, Judith E. A.
A continuing project in Northwestern Indiana attempted to increase interaction and exchange of knowledge about vocational and career education programs among vocational guidance and counseling personnel, administrators, and teachers in the region. The project's four objectives were to (1) continue to distribute and update the "Northwest Indiana Guide to Vocational Education," exchange information on assessment and career planning, and suggest possible areas of articulation between programs; (2) create a regional vocational assessment center; (3) coordinate efforts with the private sector; and (4) work toward the articulation of programs between vocational institutions. Some of the procedures used to achieve these objectives were to hold meetings, update the guide, review collated data on assessment, continue involvement with previously established linkage groups and pursue new linkages, and pursue articulations that were identified. As a result of these efforts, counselors in the area are more fully aware of programs at area institutions and able to provide better guidance to their clients. In addition, educators, working with employers and government agencies, have begun to address the needs of the region's unemployed workers. Finally, two institutions in the region have formulated an articulation agreement that will allow a student completing a two-year program in Computer Operations at the Indiana Vocational Technical College, Gary, to pursue the remaining two years of a bachelor's program at the four-year Calumet College. (Appendixes, amounting to more than half the document, contain materials on the planning for and implementation of the student guidance and evaluation center, information on a dislocated workers' network, and program goal statements.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Adults, Articulation (Education), Assessment Centers (Personnel), Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Dislocated Workers, Information Dissemination, Institutional Cooperation, Outplacement Services (Employment), Postsecondary Education, Regional Cooperation, Regional Planning, Resource Centers, Resource Materials, Retraining, School Business Relationship, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Board of Vocational and Technical Education, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Vocational Technical Coll., Gary.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana