ERIC Number: ED357793
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Career Development: Vocational Education Resource Package.
Evaluation and Training Inst., Los Angeles, CA.
Designed to assist community college administrators and faculty in enhancing vocational education programs and services, this resource package focuses on utilizing the National Career Development Guidelines of the National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (NOICC) in two-year college vocational education programs in California. Following a brief overview of the goals of career counseling/development efforts in the California Community Colleges (CCC), the second section of the report outlines the comprehensive program approach of the NOICC Guidelines, which calls for a career development strategy addressing students' personal/social goals, educational goals, and career goals. This section also summarizes current use of the NOICC Guidelines in CCC institutions; reviews the specific purposes of the Guidelines; and provides a description of their application at Sierra College, a demonstration site for their implementation from October 1987 through June 1989. Next, the report examines the Guidelines' emphasis on program outcomes, reviewing specific competencies and indicators related to students' career planning, self-knowledge, and educational and occupational exploration. The next two sections of the report examine organizational capabilities with respect to program structure and commitments, planning, facilities, and training and materials; describe elements of the Career Development Program Plan; and review personnel requirements. Finally, the report details activities within the program planning, development, and implementation phases, reviewing aspects of forming committees, conducting needs assessments, setting program standards, undertaking evaluation, and addressing staff development needs. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Authoring Institution: Evaluation and Training Inst., Los Angeles, CA.