ERIC Number: ED363781
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Finding One's Way: Career Guidance for Disadvantaged Youth. Research and Evaluation Report Series 93-D.
Allum, Keith F.
A study examined the types of career guidance (CG) opportunities that exist for disadvantaged youth. The essential elements and potential benefits of CG were identified through an extensive review of career development literature. National survey research, meta-analysis, and individual program documentation and evaluations were reviewed to determine potential and actual program effectiveness. Information on career guidance activities supported through federal Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) funding was collected through telephone discussions with state JTPA and local Service Delivery Area (SDA) officials in 10 states. It was discovered that most CG still occurs in school systems, most school-based guidance remains geared primarily toward college-bound youth, CG available in the employment/training system is largely superficial, and existing CG services tend to go underutilized. Opportunities to expand CG through JTPA were identified, and the following recommendations were directed toward the Department of Labor (DOL): encourage and support joint ventures between the Departments of Labor and Education; explore the feasibility of developing CG projects for out-of-school youth, make CG services as comprehensive as possible, modify and expand the Youth Employment Competencies to reflect more fully the breadth of CG competencies, and strengthen the role of the Job Service in providing CG. (Contains 134 references.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Development.
Authoring Institution: Public/Private Ventures, Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982