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ERIC Number: ED308677
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Transitioning That Works: A Community College Approach.
Martin, William B.
The Individualized Resource Program/Community-Based Vocational Training Program of the Iowa Valley Community College District provides assessment, vocational and functional academics training, and job placement services for adults with developmental disabilities and moderate mental retardation. Participants complete a non-credit community college program that lasts up to 2 years, with the goal of subsequently acquiring competitive job placement in the private sector. The program combines classroom education with training at both campus training stations and at job sites in competitive employment environments. The most common problem at the training sites involves the socialization skills of the students. Therefore, much attention is given to problem-solving, personal management, student reaction to constructive criticism, and attention to work rules. The job coaching is designed to "fade" as progress is made with each student. Follow-up services are usually limited to 2 years following placement in competitive employment. Over the past 3-year period, placement of students completing the program has been 70 percent. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa