ERIC Number: ED260272
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Rehabilitation of Individuals with Employability Skill Deficits: Problems and Recommendations.
Roessler, Richard; Bolton, Brian
Fifty-seven former vocational rehabilitation clients were interviewed regarding their employability skill training and job placement needs. The sample, which was balanced in terms of sex, type of disability, and area of residence (rural versus urban), was biased in favor of individuals having greater employability deficits (persons served by sheltered workshops or a comprehensive rehabilitation center). Approximately half of the sample was employed in competitive work, with about one-fifth of the sample having been unemployed since their exit from a vocational rehabilitation program. Seventy-two percent were helped by rehabilitation services at least to some degree; of those reporting dissatisfaction with the rehabilitation services they received, 79 percent cited inadequate vocational training as their primary complaint. One-fifth of the sample indicated problems in working with supervisors and coworkers, meeting the demands of their jobs, and knowing how to get raises or promotions. One-third of those interviewed reported problems in learning about better jobs or promotions. From these results came recommendations for continued emphasis on such placement services as job-seeking skills training, career development programs, job clubs, postemployment counseling, job development services, and direct interventions with employers. (The study interview form is appended). (MN)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Delivery Systems, Educational Needs, Employment Potential, Employment Services, Followup Studies, Interviews, Job Placement, Job Skills, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, State Programs, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publications Dept., Arkansas Resarch and Training on Vocational Rehabilitation, P.O. Box 1358, Hot Springs, AR 71902 (Item No. 1254--$3.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Handicapped Research (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Arkansas Rehabilitation Research and Training Center.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas