ERIC Number: ED261232
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jun-20
Reference Count: N/A
Intensive Business Program. Final Report.
Cooperative Educational Services, Norwalk, CT.
A project involving educators and business leaders in southwestern Connecticut was undertaken to develop an intensive, competency-based business course to provide high school students with the skills to fill entry-level administrative support positions. The project was designed to: (1) recruit and motivate students with high potential for success in business careers who would not otherwise have considered preparing themselves for such occupations; (2) develop a curriculum guide based on specific, employer-identified competencies; and (3) offer a certificate of achievement that would be recognized by area employers. The project involved administration of a detailed survey of area employers in order to assess the overall need for administrative support personnel and the specific skills most needed by persons filling such positions, a survey to assess the career education needs of students, and interviews with business department heads and teachers. (Appendixes to this report include the aforementioned survey instruments; regional steering committee meeting agendas and minutes; lists of project personnel and participants; a certificate of achievement; budget information; publicity and dissemination materials; project reports; course exit criteria; and a curriculum guide addressing the following topics: using the telephone properly, managing records, handling mail, relating to corporate culture, identifying career opportunities, recognizing different types of business organizations, and understanding different types of business management.) (MN)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Behavioral Objectives, Business Administration, Business Education, Business Skills, Cooperative Planning, Curriculum Development, Educational Cooperation, Educational Needs, Employer Attitudes, Employment Opportunities, Entry Workers, Guidelines, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Learning Activities, Material Development, Needs Assessment, Questionnaires, Recordkeeping, Regional Planning, Regional Programs, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Student Recruitment, Surveys, Telephone Usage Instruction
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Div. of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Cooperative Educational Services, Norwalk, CT.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut