ERIC Number: ED081982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Proprietary Products: Project Earning Power, Experiment in Developing Outlet in Competitive Market for Products of Sheltered Workshop.
President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, Washington, DC.
The objective of the project was to combine the talents of leading volunteers from the private sector (specifically those in design, marketing, and production), in order to determine if proprietary products could be developed and produced by sheltered workshops and then marketed competitively. Volunteer task forces with small permanent staffs were established in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, and were assigned to various sheltered workshops in these areas. Together with the workshop personnel they designed products to be made, set up production schedules and coordinated marketing procedures. It was found that proprietary product is not at this time an adequate vehicle to meet the most pressing work-related needs of sheltered workshops for the handicapped. (Author/MS)
Descriptors: Design, Disabilities, Handicapped Students, Industrial Arts, Marketing, Merchandise Information, Production Techniques, Rehabilitation Centers, Sheltered Workshops, Technical Education
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-199 383, MF $1.45, HC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, Washington, DC.