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ERIC Number: ED308663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Conducting an Analysis of Community Work Environments Relative to the Employment of the Severely Handicapped. Working Paper 85-4. COMPETE: Community-Based Model for Public-School Exit and Transition to Employment.
Easterday, Joseph R.; Sitlington, Patricia L.
The purpose of Project COMPETE is to use previous research and exemplary practices to develop and validate a model and training sequence to assist retarded youth to make the transition from school to employment in the most competitive environment possible. Described in this project working paper is a system of analyzing community work environments to provide a profile of employment opportunities crucial to the initial and continued competitive employment success of youths with severe handicaps. The employment survey sequence includes the following activities: (1) a general economic and labor market trend analysis of the selected community; (2) direct employer screening and interviewing; (3) an intermediate job analysis of possible jobs; and (4) a critical functions analysis of a targeted job. The employment survey sequence begins at a whole community level and then systematically narrows its focus to single jobs within specific work environments. The system components are intended to be part of a dynamic and ongoing assessment and support process that does not end after the placement of client. Appendices contain an employer contact sheet, employer interview form, intermediate job analysis form, and critical function profile. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Dept. of Mental Health, Indianapolis.; Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Center for Innovation in Teaching the Handicapped.
Note: For related documents, see EC 220 524-535.