(a) The State Department of Education shall, no later than December 31, 1986, develop a career guidance model for science and technology for use in school district counseling programs, and shall make the model available to the governing boards of all school districts in this state.
(b) The model shall be designed to provide information for use in career guidance offered to pupils in grades 7 through 12, regarding the potential for employment, educational requirements, and other matters pertaining to careers in the fields of science and technology. The purposes of the model shall be to objectively acquaint pupils with the option of pursuing careers in those fields, and to advise them in a timely manner of the preparation necessary to undertaking those careers.
(c) In developing the model, the State Department of Education shall employ materials and other resources that are available from public and private organizations, to the extent appropriate for the purposes of this section.
(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1452, Sec. 426.)