ERIC Number: ED240350
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Project Workability Evaluation Report.
California State Dept. of Rehabilitation, Sacramento.; California State Dept. of Employment Development, Sacramento.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
The integrated service delivery system for Project Workability was evaluated to determine its effectiveness in meeting high school special education students' employment and training needs. Interviews were conducted with site managers and staff, students, teachers, field office staff, employers, and parents at six sites. Information on all 34 sites was also considered. The site programs were found to operate in conformity with the state model, although there were some differences in operations among sites. Activities included identification of students for project participation, assessment, employment preparation training, work experience, and supportive services. The State Department of Education's Office of Special Education was responsible for overall project management, and the Office of Employment and Training assisted the project staff. Operational problems included unfamiliarity with the Department of Rehabilitation's eligibility criteria, lack of resources, and lack of attention to funding expenditures. Conclusions were that the projects' integrated delivery system can increase the employability of high school special education students; the extensive coordination at the state and local level was a key factor in meeting objectives; and assessment and work experience contributed the most toward increasing students' employability. (A description of the project is attached.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Career Education, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Employment Potential, High School Students, High Schools, Job Training, Models, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Special Education, State Programs, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Rehabilitation, Sacramento.; California State Dept. of Employment Development, Sacramento.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.