ERIC Number: ED400907
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov-25
Reference Count: N/A
Project S.C.O.R.E. (Students Creating Optimal Resources for Employment). Final Report.
Kerner, Tom; And Others
From 1993 to 1996, Massachusetts' Springfield Technical Community College implemented Students Creating Optimal Resources for Employment (Project SCORE) to develop a model for increasing job opportunities and career prospects of students and graduates with disabilities. The project provided individual career and academic services to students, including one-on-one career counseling, job referrals and shadowing, practice interviews, scheduling assistance, and referrals to academic and community services, as well as group services in the form of career planning and job-seeking skills courses. In addition, services were provided to college faculty and staff, including training in the areas of academic advisement and counseling and placement, and to area employers through job accommodations, adaptive technology, and awareness training. Project SCORE also worked to disseminate information and activities, developing a guide for faculty and staff and making conference presentations on best practices. From the project's inception, all aspects were formally evaluated on an on-going basis, with goals, activities, and objectives revised as needed. Results of these evaluations indicated that individual counseling on career planning and job-seeking skills were especially effective, while the group instruction and regional conferences did not work well. The final model developed from the project provides a synthesis of the most successful features of the grant, providing individualized support and counseling. Counseling, placement, and internship forms and data on participant outcomes are appended. (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Springfield Technical Community Coll., MA.