ERIC Number: ED288965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Connections. School and Work Transitions. The Connector's Guide.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
This Connector's Guide contains a set of seven resources for administrators, counselors, teachers, and employers that offers strategies and techniques for effecting successful youth transitions. "Introduction to Connections" presents program coordinators with an overview of the components in the Connections package and describes their purposes, benefits, and uses. "An Action Guide to Youth Employment" presents recommendations for effecting positive youth transitions from school to work, strategies for implementing the recommendations, and research findings and data that support the recommendations. "Assessing and Planning with Students" outlines the overall processes for assessing students' needs, skills, attitudes, and interests and in developing individual career plans. It provides a number of suggestions for using individualized career development plans, computerized career guidance systems, and community resources in career planning. "Involving the Community in Transitions" outlines steps in planning and implementing school-community linkages and the competencies needed by school-community coordinators. "Placing Students in Jobs" provides an overview of steps needed in developing, implementing, and evaluating placement programs. "Following Students into the World of Work" focuses on steps in planning follow-up studies, data collection, and reporting, as well as developing and delivering followthrough services. "Resources for Connections" identifies materials that support the Connections resources. An annotated bibliography lists 150 print, audiovisual, and computer resources. Annotations provide type of resource, intended users, a brief overview of content, and pagination. The names and addresses are also provided of 115 organizations and associations, most of which are national in scope, which provide services relevant to youth in transition. It also includes descriptions of 13 databases and 4 electronic services helpful to institutions serving youth in transition. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Career Planning, Education Work Relationship, Educational Resources, Followup Studies, Information Sources, Job Placement, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Student Needs, Vocational Interests, Work Attitudes, Youth Employment
National Center Publications, Box SP, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (Order No. SP100AA--$39.95; complete Connections set, SP100PR--$350.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: For related documents, see ED 263 383 and CE 047 980-998.