ERIC Number: ED267552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct-20
Reference Count: 0
Career Education from the Employers' Viewpoint.
Burton, Louise F.; And Others
Sixty-five competitive employers (44 males and 21 females) were interviewed regarding their perceptions of specific career/vocational skills needed by handicapped people for successful employment. All employers had experience with handicapped workers and held supervisory and managerial positions at their employment site. Employers were distributed among four types of job sites: food service, custodial/maintenance, stock/construction, and miscellaneous. Ss ranked 22 job skills in terms of priorities. Job skills identified as highest priority by the majority included dependability (78%), punctuality (74%), pride in work (72%), respect for authority (54%) and getting along with others. Implications for vocational curricula include the need to refocus social skills and to provide opportunities to learn job-related skills in actual competitive employment sites. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the International Conference on Learning Disabilities (6th, Dallas, TX, October 20, 1984).