ERIC Number: ED446324
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The 70% Solution: Meeting the Need for High Skills. ERIC/CASS Digest.
Hoyt, Kenneth B.; Maxey, James
This document reports on the major activities carried out and the major findings produced by the Counseling for High Skills Project. Using a customer satisfaction approach, data were collected from 39,940 currently enrolled students in 2,145 programs in 361 postsecondary institutions in 14 states. The study examined what kinds of persons enroll in postsecondary sub-baccalaureate career-oriented educational institutions and programs; how people make decisions to enroll; how students adjust to life after enrollment; how students rate the institutions they are attending; and employment experiences of former students six months after leaving the institutions. These data were summarized on computer disks and provided to school counselors. Studies found that counselors judged the disks to be useful to them when helping students make decisions regarding their postsecondary plans. Results show that when furnished with pertinent data and information, many of today's school counselors are highly motivated to try helping all secondary school leavers concerning their needs to seek some kind of postsecondary education that will equip them with skills needed in tomorrow's occupational society. School counselors have demonstrated the usefulness of career development information supplied them by the Counseling for High Skills Project in helping students make more informed and reasoned decision regarding postsecondary education. (MKA)
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Career Planning, Job Skills, Postsecondary Education, School Counselors, Secondary Education
ERIC Counseling and Student Services Clearinghouse, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 201 Ferguson Building, P.O. Box 26171, Greensboro, NC 27402-6171. Tel: 336-334-4114; Tel: 800-414-9769 (Toll Free); Fax: 336-334-4116; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://ericcass.uncg.edu.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Student Services, Greensboro, NC.