ERIC Number: ED402423
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Career Counseling Center. Thirteenth Annual Report. September 1995-June 1996.
Farlin, Cynthia, Ed.
During 1995-1996, the Adult Career Counseling Center (ACCC) at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, provided the following services at no charge to 779 adult clients: career information, advice in resume preparation/interviewing skills, and referral information. Four graduate assistants from Oakland University's Master of Arts in Counseling Program facilitated the services. The following computer-assisted career guidance systems were also available to clients: DISCOVER for colleges and adults; System of Interactive Guidance and Information Plus; Michigan Occupational Information System; Resume Writer; CHOICES CT; FOCUS II, and the Internet. Of the ACCC's clients, 74% were female 48% were between the ages of 20 and 31 years, 85% were white, 42% had a Bachelor's degree, and 44% were employed full time. Of those clients who completed the ACCC's exit survey, 95% considered the ACCC's computer services extremely helpful/helpful and 100% considered the guidance they obtained from advisors extremely helpful/helpful. The ACCC uses numerous public relations strategies (referrals, visitors, press releases, outreach efforts, projects, conferences), and maintains an inservice training program. (Three case studies and 12 figures/tables are included. Appended are the following: brief report of the Pontiac ACCC; descriptions of auxiliary grant-supported services; ACCC brochure; and information regarding career counseling resources at Oakland University.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Annual Reports, Career Counseling, Case Studies, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Counseling Services, Counselor Training, Inservice Education, Participant Satisfaction, Postsecondary Education, Practicums, Program Development, Program Implementation, Public Relations, Research Projects
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oakland Univ., Rochester, MI. Adult Career Counseling Center.