ERIC Number: ED269941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Business/Industry Internship for School Counselors, Special Educators and Vocational Educators.
Williams, Michael J.
The paper describes the business/industry internship for school counselors, special educators, and vocational educators at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut. The purpose of this internship was to provide school counselors with experiences in local businesses and industries that would enable them to update their information about the world of work in order to provide more up-to-date and realistic career counseling and to make contacts for facilitating a student's transition from school to work. Selected counselors interned at sites employing individuals with disabilities. This was done in order to improve their ability to provide vocational counseling, recommend appropriate vocational programming, and increase the job placement and retention rate of individuals with disabilities. The internship, which also included an academic component, classes conducted prior to and during the internship, and an in-school project, has provided interns with information on opportunities available in industry, modifications that have been made for those who are disabled, and job seeking and retention skills which should be emphasized in both counseling and vocational programs. During 1986, the internship will be expanded to include special educators and vocational educators. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the International Conference on the Decade of the Disabled: Transition to Work and Life (Las Vegas, NV, October 9-12, 1985).