ERIC Number: ED231959
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Investigation and Placement Project. An Exemplary Project. Final Report.
Bonny Eagle High School, West Buxton, ME.
The objectives and activities are described of the Vocational Investigation and Placement (VIP) Project, a demonstration model providing new methods for identification, assessment, referral, education, and placement of handicapped students. An abstract overviews rationale, objectives, procedures, and expected contribution to developing marketable skills. Each of the 15 major objectives of the project is discussed in terms of five categories: need for the objective, summary of activities, data collection (a report of any significant statistics), conclusions, and recommendations. These project accomplishments are reported: development of an identification and screening instrument, development of a screening and referral process, implementation of a mass screening effort, development of a resource guide to service agencies, formation of a cooperative agreement between special education and vocational rehabilitation, development of a community-based learning program (occupational exploration), job placement assistance, further development and refinement of the Work Samples Evaluation Center, staff development, coordination of a records exchange process, prevocational education for handicapped students, development of a parent support group, integration of VIP project activities with existing programming, development of standardized prevocational assessment procedures, and development of publications. Dissemination activities are also summarized. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Planning, Community Services, Cooperative Programs, Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Educational Cooperation, Experiential Learning, Faculty Development, Handicap Identification, Job Placement, Parent Participation, Prevocational Education, Referral, Screening Tests, Secondary Education, Social Support Groups, Special Education, Student Employment, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Student Records, Vocational Education, Vocational Evaluation, Vocational Rehabilitation, Work Sample Tests
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta. Bureau of Vocational Education.; Maine State Dept. of Education, Augusta. Div. of Special Education.
Authoring Institution: Bonny Eagle High School, West Buxton, ME.