ERIC Number: ED261506
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Transitional Employment Strategy for the Mentally Retarded: The Final STETS Implementation Report.
Riccio, James A.; Price, Marilyn L.
The report describes the operating experiences of the Structured Training and Employment Transitional Services (STETS) demonstration, a program designed to prepare mentally retarded young adults for regular private sector employment. The STETS program was managed by several types of agencies in five cities. Evaluation information on STETS operation is presented for five topic areas (sample findings in parentheses): (1) recruitment, referral, and intake (the sites did not reach their contracted slot levels); (2) training and work experience (deficiencies in participants' work habits and skills, inadequate work skills); (3) job development (mixed results of the job development efforts due to such obstacles as the state of the economy); (4) participant performance and placement outcomes (widely varying rates for placing clients into subsidized jobs); and (5) program operating costs (estimates indicate that participants' in-program output was an important offset to program costs). It was concluded the model is feasible and can be operated on a fairly large scale by different types of organizations using diverse approaches. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., New York, NY.