ERIC Number: ED449423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Counseling for High Skills: Responding to the Career Needs of All Students.
Hoyt, Kenneth; Maxey, James
This book presents an in-depth assessment of the concept that excellence can be found in a variety of occupations that do not require a 4-year college baccalaureate degree. The findings are supported by data collected from nearly 40,000 students in occupational programs operating in 361 post-secondary institutions as part of the Counseling for High Skills (CHS) project. The survey was designed to obtain information that would help prospective students make informative career decisions. The data point out that occupations growing at the fastest rate are the ones acquired through 1 to 2 years of post-secondary, career-oriented education. Highlights are presented of career opportunities available to the 70% of high school graduates who are unlikely to earn a 4-year college degree. Chapters 1 and 2 discuss the background of the CHS project. Chapter 3 profiles the students likely to enroll in these programs. Chapter 4 discusses the decision making involved in enrolling in a post-secondary, career-oriented institution. Chapter 5 presents student life at these institutions. Chapter 6 discusses how students rate post-secondary career-oriented institutions. Chapter 7 presents employment experiences of CHS students. Chapter 8 discusses challenges to career development for the future. (Contains 5 appendixes, 81 tables, and 27 references.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Employment Opportunities, High School Graduates, National Programs, Postsecondary Education, Student Surveys
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
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.