ERIC Number: ED179704
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
College and Industry: Partners in the Handicapped Role (Cipher III).
Katz, David; And Others
A project was designed and instituted to furnish a structure that would bring together three groups--potential employers, college personnel, and disabled people--to increase employment opportunities for the handicapped. During the third and final project year, representatives of all three groups met in workshops to discuss issues and concerns. Among the conclusions drawn are these: (1) companies need current, reliable information about legal aspects of hiring disabled people; (2) businesses may profit from sharing effective strategies that increase employment of the disabled; (3) businesses and labor unions need to include in collective bargaining agreements ways and means to enhance employment opportunities by recruitment and job restructuring; (4) once hired, disabled persons need help to advance on career paths at the same rate as their able-bodied peers; (5) the myth that the disabled are more highly motivated, perform better, and are more loyal than the able-bodied places an unfair burden on them; and (6) colleges and businesses should cooperate to ensure the relevance and "fit" of skills preparation. Based on all the input and discussion, it is recommended that two clearinghouses be set up--one to aid the disabled in job placement, the other to funrish information about the handicapped to businesses and industry. There is, furthermore, a need to develop awareness programs for managers and supervisors, and to conduct follow-up studies of disabled college graduates. (CP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Center for Advanced Study in Education.
Note: For related documents see ED 132 809 and ED 152 381