ERIC Number: ED181229
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Job Skill Training, Placement and Follow-up of Rehabilitation Clients in Utah Sheltered Workshops.
Tracy, Keith M.
A Study investigated skill training, job placement, and follow-up services for the vocationally handicapped of sheltered workshops in Utah. Two questionnaires were developed, one to ascertain pertinent data about clients from the sixteen workshops of Utah and the other from the placed clients, for validation purposes. All but one workshop responded, providing information on 1,047 clients. The rate of response for clients was 45%. Findings show 47% of clients in work activity or work adjustment modes. The three most active and productive areas, in descending order, were trade and industrial, distributive, and health occupations training and placement. All clients are 16 years of age or older, and one-third of the clients were in skill training programs. Most clients were placed in a job relating to their skill training area and most were still on the job. Recommendations include teacher training for coping with the handicapped in the mainstream and in-depth studies of client follow-up services to placed clients, employees, and parent or guardian. Initiatives were suggested to provide for equal access into training, jobs, and upward mobility. (Questionnaires are appended.) (PV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah State Board for Vocational Education, Salt Lake City.