Graduate Project Title

Skills Center Orientation Study

Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1975

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



Committee Chair

C. Duane Patton

Second Committee Member

Ronald M. Frye

Third Committee Member

John A. Green


The writer was requested to identify activities which might provide a more effective occupational curriculum at the Occupational Skills Center (OSC), a cooperative facility serving the high school students in the Federal Way, South Central and Highline School Districts.

After reviewing the existing programs, the decision was made to determine the most effective methods of attracting new students to the existing programs rather. than increase the number of classes.

A survey was taken of the current OSC student body to determine how they first became interested in the OSC. In addition, they were asked why other students failed to attend and what they felt would be the most effective methods of ''recruiting" students from their home schools.

The respondents listed the most important factors in stimulating their interest in the OSC as other students and high school counselors. They suggested that more general presentations be made at the home schools and more tours of the OSC programs be encouraged to overcome the "low-profile" that they felt existed.

As a result of these findings, a series of activities were recommended to utilize students and counselors in "recruitment" projects using various methods or raising the awareness level of the potential students regarding the program opportunities at the OSC.


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