ERIC Number: ED329723
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-May-30
Reference Count: 0
Improve the Quality of Vocational Education for Handicapped/Disadvantaged Students. Program Improvement. Final Report.
Quin Rivers Agency for Community Action, Inc., Providence Forge, VA.
This project, conducted under the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act, Public Law 98-24, provided outreach to 49 Charles City County (Virginia) economically and educationally disadvantaged handicapped youth, aged 16 through 21. Various services were provided to facilitate their entrance into vocational education, employment, or other education and training. The project had three components. A mobile outreach unit made contact with dropouts for enrollment and delivered some project services. The in-school component was staffed by a teacher assistant who assisted teachers of students who needed special prevocational preparation. The job development component identified particular positions with employers who would hire disadvantaged and handicapped youth. Youth entered the project through school identification, walk-ins, agency referral, or mobile unit outreach. They were evaluated, and Career Development Plans were built for them. Three basic options were offered: General Educational Development preparation with part-time employment; return to school for alternative education; and the Fair Break Program for youth with basic educational skills problems. Staff worked with 65 youth. A total of 34 were contacted through outreach; 30 were placed in training, educational programs, or jobs. Eleven youth were provided attitudinal and motivational training; eight were placed in jobs. Sixteen youths were enrolled in daytime remediation classes. (YLB)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Career Guidance, Disabilities, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Quality, High Schools, Job Placement, Outreach Programs, Postsecondary Education, Program Improvement, Student Evaluation, Unemployment, Vocational Education, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Vocational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Quin Rivers Agency for Community Action, Inc., Providence Forge, VA.
Identifiers: Virginia (Charles City County)