ERIC Number: ED301765
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
The Community Vocational Transition Center.
Botterbusch, Karl F.; Smith, Christopher A.
This monograph outlines a model procedure for developing and running a community vocational transition center that would assist workers in making various planned and unplanned vocational transitions throughout their lives by offering a comprehensive array of vocational assessment and transition services. The first chapter addresses the question of whether a community vocational center can be competitively positioned. The next three chapters discuss the steps entailed in conducting a feasibility study, profiling center services, and establishing a center. Chapter 5 describes the following specific assessment services that can be offered to clients: literacy, abilities/skills, physical demands, interests, work behaviors and attitudes, vocational aptitude, psychological, and comprehensive. The sixth chapter describes the following five services related to referral and placement: occupational exploration, job/training matching, job-seeking skills, vocational and educational counseling, and living skills assessment. Some possible service combinations are explored in chapter 7. Chapter 8 is devoted to the service process, and chapter 9 deals with program evaluation. A 10-page reference list is followed by appendixes including an initial interview form and addresses of developers of tests, assessments, and work samples. (MN)
Descriptors: Community Centers, Feasibility Studies, Job Placement, Models, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Referral, Rehabilitation Centers, Student Placement, Transitional Programs, Vocational Evaluation, Vocational Rehabilitation, Vocational Training Centers
Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI 54751 ($22.50).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ.-Stout, Menomonie. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Inst.