ERIC Number: ED152381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: 0
College and Industry: Partners in the Handicapped Employment Role (CIPHER II).
Katz, David; Flugman, Bert
As the result of a project utilizing a series of conferences and workshops to create an awareness and responsiveness on the part of business, labor, government agencies, and community college groups to disabled students' work capabilities, aspirations, and educational needs, this report outlines approaches that can be utilized in developing similar programs to increase the employment potential of disabled community college students. The various approaches include: procedures used in organizing the program as a whole and those used in planning individual workshop sessions; techniques of soliciting organizations to participate in workshops; ways and means of organizing advisory groups; methods used in formulating workshop agendas; methodologies for small group problem solving and large group interactions; and assessment techniques to aid in evaluating interim and final outcomes. The report also reviews the project's workshop series in terms of industry and community college updates; job searching skills; concerns and solutions regarding employment of disabled persons; myths, misconceptions, and misinformation; and programmatic activities. Program evaluation indicated a highly favorable reaction to the workshop series overall. Recommendations on how both industry and community colleges can improve their relationship with disabled persons are made. (TR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Occupational Education Supervision.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Inst. for Research and Development in Occupational Education.
Note: For a related document see ED 132 809