Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: June 25, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963978 | Print ISBN: 9781412909280 | Online ISBN: 9781412963978| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Career Occupational Preference System
The Career Occupational Preference System (COPSystem) is a coordinated career guidance program consisting of three assessment instruments all keyed to eight major career clusters. The three assessment components are the COPSystem Interest Inventory (COPS), the Career Ability Placement Survey (CAPS), and the Career Orientation Placement and Evaluation Survey (COPES) and their accompanying interpretive materials. Interpretation of the three assessments is organized around an easy to use group of eight occupational clusters representing all possible jobs in the world of work. The COPSystem measures interests, abilities, and values in terms of these eight major career clusters: science, technology, outdoor, business, clerical, communication, arts, and services with five of the eight cluster results representing both professional and skilled-level occupations for a ...