Graduate Project Title
Date of Degree Completion
Master of Science (MS)
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.
Gerald, William H., "Skills Center Orientation Study" (1975). All Graduate Projects. 935.