ERIC Number: ED327688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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Community Based Training Centers for the Vocational Transitioning of Students with Mental Retardation.
Craft, Robert D.; Martch, Theodore
The Douglas Education Service District, Winston Dillard School District, and the Special Education Department at Douglas High School in Winston, Oregon, developed a community-based education program that emphasizes ongoing job training for students with mental disabilities and the development of competitive employment in the community. The program is called the Community Transition Training Center (CTTC) and is housed at the Wildlife Safari in Winston. The CTTC is part of a seven-part training sequence involving these components: (1) classroom instruction; (2) integrated vocational classes; (3) campus work experience; (4) job training at the CTTC; (5) work experience in the community; (6) supported employment in the community; and (7) competitive employment. Steps two and four are unique to this program. The Wildlife Safari has successfully hosted job training students for more than 4 years. Students now attend training sessions in the restaurant, mechanics/welding shop, building maintenance, and gift shop. Staff members of the department conduct the training with minimal interaction by school personnel. A step-by-step training approach has been developed emphasizing cooperation between school officials and training site staff. This program demonstrates what can be accomplished when schools, employers, and public agencies work together to provide the educated work force needed for the future. (KC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Winston Dillard School District OR
Note: Paper presented at the Work Now and in the Future Conference (Portland, OR, November 1990).