ERIC Number: ED400864
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Project S.C.O.R.E. (Students Creating Optimal Resources for Employment) Best Practices.
Kerner, Tom; Goodchild, Kent
Students Creating Optimal Resources for Employment (Project SCORE) was a three-year grant implemented by Massachusetts' Springfield Technical Community College to develop a model for increasing job opportunities and enhancing the career prospects of students and graduates with disabilities. Project activities included individual academic and career student services, such as resume and cover letter writing, job search and referrals, job shadowing, career counseling, practice interviews, volunteer placements, course scheduling, and accommodations; group student services, including career exploration and job-seeking skills courses; faculty and staff services, such as assistance with the academic advisement, counseling, and job placement of students with disabilities; and employer services, including technical consultation on job accommodations, adaptive technology, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and disability etiquette and awareness. Project SCORE resulted in a significant increase of the competitive employment rate of participants, while it was determined that the most effective practices were those that were agreed upon in one-to-one meetings with students, established individualized programs and objectives, and worked individually with students to achieve those objectives. Appendixes include sample record keeping forms for counseling sessions, placement, internships, and disability accommodation services, as well as project statistics. (TGI)
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Community Colleges, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Strategies, Employment Programs, Employment Services, Faculty Development, Job Development, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Special Needs Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Springfield Technical Community Coll., MA.