ERIC Number: ED358898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Student's Ultimate Career Coursework, Employment, & Student Services Handbook. "SUCCESS Handbook" Final Report.
Foothill-De Anza Community Coll. District, Cupertino, CA. Occupational Training Inst.
The Student's Ultimate Career Coursework, Employment and Student Services (SUCCESS) Handbook project was undertaken to identify student support services available through the California Community Colleges (CCC), increase student retention among special needs vocational education students, and identify common barriers to employment. The project began with formation of a SUCCESS Advisory Committee, comprised of representatives from CCC colleges in the San Francisco Bay area and private business and industry. Between December 1991 and March 1992, a survey was conducted of all 107 colleges within the CCC to identify areas of vocational student need. Five exemplary programs were selected to be described in the final Handbook: an amnesty education program at Long Beach City College, a fire fighter agility test at Crafton Hills College, a career training program for single parents and displaced homemakers at Napa Valley College, an avionics systems course at College of San Mateo, and an electroencephalographic technology program at De Anza College. Next, 100 special needs vocational students were surveyed during their first quarter of training to identify areas of concern and requirements. In addition, 100 students who had completed training were surveyed to determine their perception of training, student service availability, and placement assistance. Survey results were used to develop standards and procedures for a pilot project to establish a working relationship between vocational education programs, student services and job placement. Finally, results of the SUCCESS project were disseminated to Deans of Occupational Education at all 107 CCC's. Survey results and copies of project letters and survey instruments are included. (PAA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Ancillary School Services, Career Counseling, Community Colleges, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Guides, Job Placement, Limited English Speaking, Needs Assessment, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, School Surveys, Special Needs Students, Student Attitudes, Student Development, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Authoring Institution: Foothill-De Anza Community Coll. District, Cupertino, CA. Occupational Training Inst.
Identifiers - Location: California