ERIC Number: ED218905
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Project Career: Special Vocational Needs Education Support Program.
Mullarkey, James E.
Project Career (New Berlin, Wisconsin) is a special vocational needs education support program for disabled adolescents. The project's underlying philosophy focuses on early detection of potential vocational limitations steming from handicaps and the development of skills to overcome, compensate for, or contend with the disability. Eligibility criteria includes demonstrated need and acceptance of the project's philosophy by the student, parents and school. Among the services offered through Project Career are inschool work evaluation and training, inschool work adjustment, and job experience opportunities. Courses are offered in the following areas: awareness, assertiveness, and job attitudes; exploring, discovering, and investigating jobs; planning and preparing for the future; and finding, getting, and keeping a job. Results of an informal survey of project participants show that 80% of the students are employed. Among problems facing the project are student failure in academic subjects, arrangements regarding staff and student schedules between schools and school districts, and provision of transportation in a suburban area. (SB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Project Career WI
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (60th, Houston, TX, April 11-16, 1982, Session W-70).