ERIC Number: ED327263
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Occupational Education Bridge Program in Community Colleges for Academic High School Students. Final Report, 1989-1990. Case #01-91.
Katz, David; Fisher, Roslyn
In 1989 an Occupational Education Bridge Program was developed in New York for motivated high school students who performed in an average manner academically. During 1989-90 the program provided 114 students from five academic/comprehensive high schools in Queens with a vocational education experience at Queensborough Community College (QCC). Project staff from the City University of New York worked closely with 10 high school staff (5 Assistant Principals and 5 special counselor-liaisons) and 5 college personnel. The purpose of the program was to provide the students with first-hand experience in a college setting through an initial exposure to a career program. A series of staff development workshops were also held to train both high school and college personnel in career development aspects of the high-school-to-college transition process. During the program period, individual and group sessions between counselors and students focused on reviewing study skills, identifying career interests, using computerized career guidance and information systems, helping students negotiate the college system, and planning for the future. Evaluation for 1989-90 was conducted by ongoing assessments of program activities. Exit interviews conducted by counselors indicated that nearly all students, including early program withdrawals, reported positive outcomes from participation in the program. In addition, a career exploration inventory was completed by the students before and after the program which demonstrated greater career focus as a result of the program. The evaluation instrument, course selection form, exit interview form, and course description booklet for spring 1990 are included. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Occupational and Continuing Education.; New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Grants Administration.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Inst. for Research and Development in Occupational Education.