ERIC Number: ED256089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar-8
Reference Count: 0
Job Training and Tryout...A Post Secondary Program to Assist Young Adults in the Transition from School to Work.
Tilson, George, Jr.; Neubert, Debra
The paper describes the background and accomplishments of Job Training and Tryout, a community-based model school-to-work transition project for midly mentally handicapped young adults in Montgomery County, Maryland. Project history information touches on community linkages, pilot ventures, and initial federal funding. Three major project goals are considered: direct services, refinement of the service delivery model, and dissemination of the model. The project evaluation plan details evaluation questions, data to be gathered, and data collection/analysis procedures for four project objectives: (1) start up activities, (2) employability skills training, (3) employment assistance, (4) followup services. Accomplishments of the first two project phases are reviewed. Initial observations are recorded, including the fact that the majority of program participants had difficulties taking the Career Maturity Inventory and using public transportation. Unique features of the program are cited, including its postsecondary emphasis and the support of community agencies. The appendices include two charts on cooperating community resources and placements of participants and two data forms: Individualized Employment Success Plan and a Client Intake Survey. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Job Training and Tryout; Maryland (Montgomery County)
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference on Secondary Transitional and Postsecondary Education for Exceptional Youth (Boston, MA, March 7-9, 1985).