What They Need: Delivery of Career Development to Grade 12 Students

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Bernes, Kerry B.
Bloxom, J.
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The student needs assessment in this study allows a unique insight into the availability, delivery, and effectiveness of high school career programs. The research provides data from a 19-item, Comprehensive Career Needs Survey, administered to 888, Southern Alberta grade 12 students. The students value career plans and the resources, both people and informational, to support transitions. These students voice the need to have passion for career and report a wide range of occupational choices. The majority report post-secondary education or training plans. High school career development resources are available but the efficacy data suggest the services are not as effective as students would like them to be. The results of this study have implications for the delivery of high school career programs and the development of the public policy on career services. (Contains 17 references.) (Author)
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Career education -- Alberta , Vocational guidance -- Alberta
Bloxom, J., & Bernes, K. B. (2003). What They Need: Delivery of Career Development to Grade 12 Students. NATCON Papers. http://www.contactpoint.ca