ERIC Number: ED358377
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Career Resource Centers. ERIC Digest.
Wagner, Judith O.
Career resource centers (CRCs), which are located in both educational settings and the workplace, provide information and services on planning a career and finding a job. CRCs offer information, materials, and services to individuals interested in career planning and development and are typically found in secondary and higher education institutions. Services provided by CRCs include the following: retrieving occupational and educational information; helping individuals use CRC resources; promoting thoughtful career planning, providing job placement and employability skills information; helping individuals assess their attitudes, interests, and aptitudes; and preparing individuals for life-role transitions. CRCs are commonly structured as a series of stations and are ideally staffed by professional, paraprofessional, and support staff trained in areas such as job placement, career planning, retrieval and dissemination of materials, counseling and personnel assessment, curriculum development, and community resource development and coordination. Print, nonprint, and computer-assisted materials should all be included in a CRC's collection of materials. Core CRC materials include directories of schools and nonschool-based programs at all instructional levels, materials on the job search process, occupational information, self-awareness materials, and information about the local job market and support groups. (Addresses of 25 resource material sources and 8 references are included.) (MN)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.