ERIC Number: ED274858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jul-21
Reference Count: 0
Project RESOURCE: Developing a Career Resource Center for Providing a Developmental Vocational Guidance Program. Final Report.
Newport News Public Schools, VA.
A project was undertaken to develop and begin implementation of a model developmental vocational guidance program for students in grades 6 through 8 at Hines Middle School in Newport News, Virginia. The computer-based Virginia VIEW Career Information Program was integrated into the model program in order to enhance students' career exploration, and various print and microfiche materials were purchased for use in the developmental program. Next, liaisons were established with two major industries in the area. The local telephone company further agreed to participate in an adopt-a-school arrangement with the middle school. Inservice programs were facilitated to give teachers and counselors current knowledge of local industrial trends, and a model career day program in which representatives for local businesses and industries provided students with first-hand career information was instituted. Through the project, relevant vocational exploration experiences were provided to over 1,000 students at the middle school, and a replicable model for a developmental career exploration program was established. (Appendixes to this report comprise about half the document. They include a project balance sheet, a sample liaison training program agreement, program outlines for a one-day inservice for counselors and teachers, project-related correspondence, a copy of the evaluation instrument used by those assessing the resource center developed during the project, and minutes of the project's advisory committee meetings.) (MN)
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Day Programs, Developmental Programs, Facility Planning, Guidance Centers, Guidance Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Program Development, School Business Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Newport News Public Schools, VA.