ERIC Number: ED026506
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb-10
Reference Count: 0
Survey of Employer Experience and Opinions Concerning Mentally Retarded Persons as Employees.
Jewish Employment and Vocational Service, St. Louis, MO.
The Industrial Training Resources Project is an attempt to establish a model for use of industrial training facilities in the vocational rehabilitation of mentally retarded persons. The present study was conducted to help assess the climate of employer receptivity and understanding of the project. The multiple objective included: (1) creating employer interest and participation, (2) training of supervisors who become involved, and (3) preparing retardates for assignment to employer programs. Data were collected through a survey questionnaire sent to 720 employers. The survey revealed employer receptivity to employment of retardates in both large and small companies, and emphasized the need for training of supervisors who are to work with retardates. Specific questions covered by the survey include: Would you anticipate difficulty with a union in your company in the hiring of mentally retarded employees? Would you expect any problems with your insurances if you hired mentally retarded employees? Are there any occupations in your company for which you think it practical to waive educational requirements for persons otherwise qualified to do the work? (CH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Jewish Employment and Vocational Service, St. Louis, MO.
Identifiers: Industrial Training Resources Project; Missouri (Saint Louis)