ERIC Number: ED399985
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-May-31
Reference Count: N/A
Exemplary Career Guidance Program, Renton Technical College.
This four-part application for the National Center for Research in Vocational Education's 1995 Exemplary Career Guidance and Counseling Programs award describes the goals and operations of a student services and counseling program at Washington's Renton Technical College (RTC). Parts 1 and 2 present general information on the program for 1993-94, describing the characteristics of the 15,130 students served, program personnel, and operational budget. Part 3 describes program operation, including a schedule from a typical day, while part 4 reviews program components related to the following: (1) objectives and counselor activities undertaken to achieve the program's three main goals (i.e., facilitate lifelong learning competencies, personal effectiveness competencies, and life role competencies in multiple settings); (2) student needs at RTC; (3) program support services; (4) program collaboration and articulation, including family involvement, faculty/staff involvement, inter-agency cooperative agreements, and collaboration with business; (5) institutional support for the program related to facilities, financial support, and professional development opportunities; and (6) program evaluation and student follow-up. Attachments include a student handout on assessment test scores; data on student demographics; sample counseling program forms; an agreement for joint training between RTC and Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.; lists of customized job training courses offered by RTC; sample program announcements; a description of student personnel services at RTC; questionnaires and data from student evaluations of RTC and the program; an itemized budget for 1993-94; an organizational chart; and a campus guide. (AJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Renton Technical Coll., WA.