ERIC Number: ED300060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
Establishing and Administering a Community College Vocational Assessment Center. Revised Second Edition.
Felan, Blanche Z.
This handbook provides guidelines for designing and establishing a vocational assessment center to address the special needs of educationally disadvantaged adults. Section I contains introductory comments on the problem of undereducated and underemployed adults and SAC's efforts to develop an assessment and advisement process specifically for this target population. After section II defines relevant terms, section III offers an overview of the demonstration project, entitled "Individualized Education and Employment Plans for Disadvantaged Adults," and funded with discretionary funds from the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act of 1984. Next, section IV underscores the importance of client involvement in vocational assessment, and section V outlines the eight steps in the assessment process: (1) screen and provide an orientation for clients; (2) conduct a formal interview; (3) conduct medical screening; (4) determine educational achievement; (5) discover vocational interests and goals; (6) conduct interest inventories; (7) develop an individualized education and employment plan; and (8) offer referral information. Finally, section VI offers guidelines for program evaluation, section VII describes the role of the vocational evaluation specialist, and section VIII presents suggestions on how best to use the handbook. Several forms, worksheets, and checklists are appended, as well as a resource list useful for establishing an assessment center. (AJL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Authoring Institution: San Antonio Coll., TX.