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ERIC Number: ED274856
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Aug-1
Pages: 56
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Improving Vocational Guidance and Counseling at Virginia Commonwealth University by Developing Career/Vocational Assessment Programs. Vocational Guidance and Counseling Project. Final Report.
Yerian, Jean M.
The quality and quantity of assessment programs used at the Career Planning and Placement Department of Virginia Commonwealth University were improved, especially as such programs relate to two special needs groups. The two groups were freshmen in the humanities and sciences who lack clear vocational identity and adults who need to understand assessment in the context of life planning. Various career/vocational assessment instruments were purchased for use at Virginia Commonwealth University. A library of instruments that could be accessed by other services' staffs was established. Inservice activities were designed and implemented to teach counseling staff and faculty the career assessment process. Career assessment programs using the instruments were designed and implemented for the two target groups. They include a self-assessment program designed to help traditional-age college students assess their interests, skills, and values; a group designed for adult students and alumni that focuses on identification of strengths and on career enhancement; and SIGI (System of Interactive Guidance and Information) Plus orientation workshops. (Appendixes include fliers, articles, outlines of the career assessment programs, and evaluations.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond.