ERIC Number: ED187075
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Career Education and Working with Industry.
The author discusses a career education program for secondary level disabled students and considers the role of the community and industry in improving educational services. Among seven issues which may be covered in a career development class are self awareness, career and personal assessment, career exploration, and career placement. Other program components advocated are work adjustment counseling; a referral system; followup services; and in-house counseling for personal, educational, and vocational difficulties. A counselor's role is considered, and vocational education's contributions are examined. The second part of the paper addresses ways in which educators can better prepare students for competitive employment by using the community and business as resources. Six suggestions are made regarding approaching employers considering hiring the handicapped. Preparation and actual techniques during an initial visit with an employer are discussed. Five job placement suggestions conclude the paper. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (58th, Philadelphia, PA, April, 1980, Session F-25).