ERIC Number: ED380585
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
New Options 1993-94 Annual Report.
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Technical Education.
This annual report is designed to provide information about the New Options program and to highlight recent program initiatives and accomplishments. It begins by describing the program, which assists middle and senior high school students, postsecondary students, and adults in exploring job opportunities traditionally held by the opposite sex. The program's key goals are also summarized. The next sections list the following: some major contributions the projects make to the community, business, and the economy; services and assistance projects offer on an individual or small group basis; and examples of vocational-technical programs that can lead to nontraditional careers for females and males. Nontraditional students of the year are highlighted. The next section presents facts that are used by New Options project directors to illustrate what can be expected realistically after graduation. New Options program results highlight student recruitment, student retention, student placement, and tuition assistance. Program year 1993-94 demographics are then provided. The Career Directions: Mapping Out Your Future curriculum is described and results of a follow-up survey are summarized. Information is also provided on the field testing of the New Options Women in the Technologies and Trades draft curriculum. A list of ways in which the Pennsylvania Department of Education supports projects is followed by a source for more information and a list of 1994-95 projects. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Awareness, Career Education, Career Exploration, Curriculum Development, High Schools, Intermediate Grades, Job Placement, Job Training, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Nontraditional Occupations, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Technical Education.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania