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Designing and Implementing Career Programs: A Handbook for Effective Practice

Author/Editor: James P. Sampson, Jr. PhD

Year: 2008

The purpose of this handbook is to stimulate discussion among senior managers, managers, practitioners, administrative staff, and stakeholders about the cost-effective design and delivery of career resources, service-delivery tools, and services for adolescents and adults in career centers and schools who have varying needs for assistance in making occupational, educational, training, and employment decisions. Monograph by James P. Sampson, Jr.,  Ph.D.

Topics include:

Career Services

Service-Delivery Tools

Career Resources

Program Evaluation Strategies
Five-step Model for Providing Accountability Data
Eight-step Implementation Model
Making Implementation a Success
Strategies for Adapting the Models Presented in the Handbook
Resources Available in the Appendices and Accompanying CD-ROM include:

PowerPoint presentations for staff training on the following topics are included: career services, service-delivery tools, career resources, evaluation and accountability, eight-step implementation model, and implementation success.

To view these PowerPoint presentations, visit the companion article in Career Convergence.

View Chapter 1 (PDF)

Designing and Implementing Career Programs - Table of Contents (PDF)

A book review is available online in NCDA's Career Convergence web magazine.




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