ERIC Number: ED324529
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Development and Implementation of a Functional Transition Class Work Study Program at the High School Level.
Surich, Walter L.
A work study program was developed for five educable and trainable students in a high school transition class. A teacher's aide was trained as a job trainer at the workplace prior to program implementation; ongoing informal discussions at school with the program developer helped with problems that developed. The work study program developed in-class job readiness skills together with on-site work experiences at a community-based work environment to prepare students for productive work in society after graduation. Program success depended on job trainer effectiveness that enhanced student skill acquisition and readiness for post-graduation paid supported employment. Results showed that the targeted transition students performed on the job, developed necessary skills and self-confidence, and provided employers with a reliable, attentive, punctual, and motivated work force. The job trainer, who nurtured on-site student skill development, maintained a viable program. (Twenty-nine references are provided. Appendixes include a sample student attendance record, sample student skill acquisition checklist, a sample parent survey, a sample job trainer competency evaluation, and a sample student employment appraisal.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Employment Potential, High Schools, Job Skills, Mild Mental Retardation, On the Job Training, Program Development, Program Implementation, Special Education, Student Employment, Trainers, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Work Experience, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.