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ERIC Number: ED378745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 117
Abstractor: N/A
Project COED: Bridge to the Future from Classroom to Internship to Career. A How To Handbook for Client Success.
Association for Retarded Citizens of Dallas, TX.
Project COED (Career Opportunities through Education for Persons with Disabilities) was developed to: (1) provide career instruction for adults who are functionally mentally retarded, through job training opportunities in food services, clerical/office work, or housekeeping/janitorial work; (2) increase levels of clients' financial independence; (3) provide assistance and outreach to minorities and women who are mentally retarded; and (4) provide a bridge from career instruction to internship placement in a job that fits the goals and needs of both employee and employer. Project COED is a model that matches the job training with the desires and expectations of the clients and with the desires and expectations of employers. It offers classroom instruction (16 weeks), an 8-week paid internship as a bridge between the classroom and the world of work, and advocacy support for long-term career development. Project COED's strengths are the identification of the key knowledge, skills, and competencies expected by employers and transition of clients into the world of work with a look toward a long-term career objective rather than just a short-term job. This handbook addresses: marketing, selection, curriculum, assessment, transition, personnel, facilities, and evaluation. Numerous exhibits are provided, including recordkeeping forms, a work interest inventory, lists of curriculum goals, and skills assessment forms. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association for Retarded Citizens of Dallas, TX.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Exhibit A brochure is not included.