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ERIC Number: ED315557
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Dec-3
Pages: 22
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John Wood Community College Special Needs Transition Initiative 1988-1990.
Burns, Jim; Thomas, Sandra Hutton
This document describes the activities at John Wood Community College in Quincy, Illinois, to recruit and train special needs students in academic and vocational programs. The final objective of the activities, begun in June 1988 and funded by a Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) grant, was that the students would leave the educational program and enter employment or full-time college enrollment. The document describes the target population and supportive activities offered as a collaborative effort by staff members from JTPA, Public Aid/Project Chance, the Illinois Department of Rehabilitative Services, and Catholic Social Services; these activities included self-improvement sessions, the loan of clothing suitable for wearing to job interviews, a newsletter, and a fitness club. By December 1989, 80 disabled students had participated in the program, been referred to the employment development specialist on staff, or been referred to a program more appropriate from them. The document tips on how to begin similar programs, and concludes with descriptions of projects for special needs students at John Wood Community College and copies of project promotional materials. (CML)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982