ERIC Number: ED378745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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)
Descriptors: Adults, Career Development, Career Education, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities, Evaluation Methods, Internship Programs, Job Placement, Job Training, Mental Retardation, Program Development, Secondary Education, Transitional Programs, Vocational Evaluation
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association for Retarded Citizens of Dallas, TX.
Note: Exhibit A brochure is not included.