ERIC Number: ED381973
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr-28
Reference Count: N/A
Career Placement for Learning Disabled Students. Final Performance Report.
This paper describes a career placement project which provided special services to students with learning disabilities (LD) at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City. Forty-five students and 16 employers participated in the project, including full-time and continuing education students pursuing a variety of degrees. Inservice training was provided to 125 placement counselors and interested faculty, addressing LD student profiles, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and ongoing tutorial and career services for students with LD at FIT. Career workshops, individualized job counseling, and employer referrals were conducted for students, as well as individualized counseling to help students determine their career direction, choice of college major, and course selection. A computerized career guidance program was employed to give students a starting point for in-depth self-assessment. A counselor with LD was assigned to the project team along with the Learning Disabled Coordinator and the Career Placement Office staff. Outreach to industry representatives enlisted employers to actively support the program with full and part time employment and internships. Employer awareness of laws pertaining to employees with LD increased as a result of the program, and employers now participate in career workshops for students with LD. Several appendices provide promotional, descriptive, and evaluative information about the project. (PB)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Planning, Education Work Relationship, Educational Counseling, Fashion Industry, Higher Education, Inservice Education, Internship Programs, Job Placement, Learning Disabilities, School Business Relationship, Special Programs, Vocational Education, Vocational Interests
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Fashion Inst. of Tech., New York, NY.
Identifiers: Fashion Institute of Technology NY