ERIC Number: ED388366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Project Path Guide to Preparing Postsecondary Students with Disabilities for Competitive Employment.
College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL.
Project Path, at Illinois' College of DuPage, was established to provide pre-employment training and career counseling for disabled students. This guide describes the project's goals, clientele, and procedures to provide a model for preparing disabled postsecondary students for competitive employment. The first section provides background information on the project and its goals, indicating that services focus on counseling and academic advising, health and special services, a developmental learning lab/skills center, testing, and career services. The second section provides demographic data on the population served by Project Path, including gender and type of disability, age, and ethnicity by gender. The third section describes the process employed by Project Path to serve students, including individual intake and assessment, ongoing counseling, referral to appropriate services, tutoring, pre-employment skills training, and cooperative education experiences; employers, such as 1-day seminars on legal and employment issues, teleconferences on disability issues, one-on-one conferencing with the project path employment marketing coordinator, worksite visits, and resource materials; faculty members, including in-service seminars and resource materials for modifying instruction for disabled students; and cooperating agencies, primarily through group presentations to establish connections with the agencies. The final section focuses on marketing strategies employed by the project, such as collaboration with on-campus offices, presenting Project Path to supportive community agencies, disseminating information to students through classroom presentations, holding new student orientation sessions, and designing print and video marketing materials. (TGI)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Career Counseling, Career Planning, Community Colleges, Cooperative Education, Cooperative Programs, Disabilities, Employment Services, Marketing, Normalization (Disabilities), Program Descriptions, Student Characteristics, Student Personnel Services, Student Placement, Student Recruitment, Supported Employment, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL.