ERIC Number: ED323471
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
ICPAC Future Planner: A Guide to Help You Plan a Satisfying Future.
Indiana Coll. Placement and Assessment Center, Bloomington.
This booklet is a guide to help high school students in Indiana think about their goals and make plans for their future. It suggests practical ways for students to assess their interests and talents, and provides tools and exercises to help students gather information, organize, and make decisions for their future. Chapter 1, "Learning and Work: The Future for Almost Everyone," provides an overview of the future planning process. Chapter 2, "Get a Good Foundation," provides advice for taking advantage of high school to develop personal skills. Chapter 3 provides advice on "Gathering Information for Your Future: Learning About Yourself and Learning About the World." Chapter 4, "Putting It All Together in Applications," discusses the paperwork involved in job applications, choosing references, interviewing, and writing a resume. Chapter 5, "More Education, On and Off the Job," reviews options for postsecondary learning, both academic and job-related. Chapter 6, "Look Before You Leap," discusses the process of visiting job sites and colleges. Chapter 7, "Life after High School," reviews the personal life skills needed to meet the challenges of adult life. Finally, Chapter 8 provides a set of "Resources To Plan Your Future," including useful toll free numbers; comparative charts for employers, occupational schools, and colleges; a glossary of postsecondary terms; additional bibliographic resources; and a map of Indiana's postsecondary schools. (TE)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Commission for Higher Education, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Coll. Placement and Assessment Center, Bloomington.