ERIC Number: ED334426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Career Beginnings. Vocational Education Resource Package.
Evaluation and Training Inst., Los Angeles, CA.
This Vocational Education Resource Package (VERP) was developed to provide materials useful in replicating an exemplary vocational education program for special student populations in the California Community Colleges. This VERP provides information on Career Beginnings, an exemplary program for disadvantaged students, originally developed at Brandeis University's Center for Corporate and Education Initiatives and now instituted at Rancho Santiago College, in Santa Ana, California, among other national sites. Part I is a general overview of the VERP project, including a list of the packages produced. Part II presents an overview of the program, including its history, applicability, activities, overall effectiveness, and main features. Part III is a "Practitioner's Guide" to the Career Beginnings program. The guide focuses on studies and evaluations of the program since its inception. Three studies are thoroughly outlined and explained: an Experimental Impact Study; a Process Study to evaluate program implementation; and a Survey of the Mentoring Aspect of the overall program. This section covers all aspects of effectiveness, impact, and usefulness of the program. A copy of the Career Beginnings National Student Magazine is also included. The magazine focuses on individual students and their feelings about the program and gives an update on new developments at program sites across the nation. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Education, Career Guidance, Community Colleges, Demonstration Programs, Economically Disadvantaged, High School Students, High Schools, Job Placement, Mentors, Minority Groups, Program Descriptions, Program Guides, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Special Needs Students, Student Employment, Transitional Programs, Two Year Colleges, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Authoring Institution: Evaluation and Training Inst., Los Angeles, CA.