ERIC Number: ED235663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
The Unsheltered Workshop: A Guide to Work Stations in Industry.
The manual describes a vocational training model using work stations within regular businesses or industry to help disabled persons adjust to employment. The work station in industry approach is explained to be more cost effective than sheltered workshops which limit the trainee as well as the agency and industry. Vocational goals are said to be developed through a combination of individual program planning and system planning. Agreements between the vocational agency and the industry in the work station approach are discussed and the responsibilities of each party are delineated. Profiles of successful work stations in a manufacturing plant, hospital, and hotel are presented. Starting a work station is viewed in terms of planning, procurement (identifying potential employers, proposing a trial period), and implementation. Management concerns, including organizational structure, personnel, funding, and evaluation are considered. The final section presents answers to frequently asked questions on such topics as costs, feasibility in small communities, and severe disabilites. Among appended materials are a sample employment contract and examples of staff job descriptions. (CL)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Employment, Industry, Job Skills, Job Training, Models, On the Job Training, Vocational Rehabilitation, Work Experience Programs
Media Resource Center, Meyer Children's Rehabilitation Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 444 S. 44th St., Omaha, NE 68131 ($12.00, manual; $75.00, complete package, includes slide/tape show; $21.00, rental of slide/tape show for 5 working days).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ. Medical Center, Omaha. Meyer Children's Rehabilitation Inst.