ERIC Number: ED250538
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Aug-31
Reference Count: N/A
Options & Opportunities: A Project to Develop and Evaluate Strategies of a Social, Informational and Remedial Nature Which Would Assist Individuals in Achieving Nontraditional Career Goals. Final Report from July 1, 1983 to August 31, 1984.
Abdo, Carol A.
The Nontraditional Career Opportunities Project was originally developed to recruit, retain, and place students into vocational programs considered nontraditional for their gender. Primary concerns were delivery of printed materials giving information on nontraditional careers and project services; community relations activities and products, including a portable display unit, news articles, the Partners in Excellence program, and a South Bell equity seminar for Broward and Dade Counties; targeted enrollment increases; and institutional commitment to equity concerns. The aims of the project expanded beyond the original concerns. Other areas included methods for working with business and industry, monitoring of computerized enrollment databases, and inservice training. Findings were that activities or programs for students to encourage recruitment or to provide support for those already enrolled were very well received and that stereotyping conditions of the past still discourage entry into programs. The project sought to extend its influence to bring increased awareness of discrimination. Positive trends were identified in virtually every program area. (Appendixes contain statistics and graphs, course outlines, course materials, project public information, and newsletters.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Broward County School Board, Fort Lauderdale, FL.