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ERIC Number: ED291982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Response to Factory Closings: A Career Development Approach.
Deady, John; White, Winifred Parker
This report describes the Career Planning Center, formerly the Institute for Vocational Readiness program, run by the Student Services Division of the Milwaukee Area Technical College. It briefly describes services offered by the center which are focused around a comprehensive diagnostic approach, offering students help in developing a positive self-image, reviewing interests and aptitudes, learning how to develop a career ladder, role playing, practicing job interviews, learning about career options, planning remedial programs, or preparing financial work. The involvement of the Career Planning Center with business and industry in the area is explained in detail and the Center's efforts to provide industrial and technical assistance are discussed. In-plant training classes ranging from instruction in basic reading and mathematics through basic computer programming are described which serve to assist employees destined for layoff to be upgraded in their skills so they can bid on jobs opening up in other departments of the company. Components of the Center's on-site Career Planning seminars are described and seminar objectives are listed. Components discussed include assessment, intake, administration of an interest inventory, basic skills assessment, and group or individualized exits from the program. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A