ERIC Number: ED300058
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Redesigning College Job Placement for the 1990s.
Muha, Susan; And Others
Drawing from an examination of changing economic conditions, student needs, and training demands, this manual suggests an ideal plan for developing or revising existing college job placement services. Chapter 1 reviews the literature on the goals, components, and clients of job placement services. Chapter 2 focuses on organizational concerns, such as placement personnel and their responsibilities, the role of instructors and counselors, planning, facilities, eligibility requirements, and budgeting. After chapter 3 analyzes issues in college placement for non-credit education, chapters 4 through 7 examine the four essential components of job placement services: (1) preemployment preparation, including providing a course and/or non-credit workshops on career planning and integrating their content with other courses and services; (2) job development, including activities to locate and create job opportunities for students; (3) placement of students according to their education and abilities; and (4) conducting follow-up surveys of participants and employers and monitoring the marketplace for new and changing needs. Finally, chapter 8 examines the evaluation of placement services, identifying the kinds of data to be collected and sources of the information. Appendixes present samples of news releases, survey instruments, forms for record keeping, and other relevant materials. (AAZC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Richland Coll., Dallas, TX.
Authoring Institution: Texas Coll. and Univ. System, Austin. Coordinating Board.