ERIC Number: ED410711
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Careers On-Line: Career Networks for University Students with Disabilities.
Aune, Betty; Stockdill, Stacy; Johnson, Donna; Lomas, Devora; Gaipa, Beth; Lorsung, Tina
This final report describes Careers On-Line, a model demonstration project that is designed, using the Internet, to provide students with disabilities, career service providers, and employers with up-to-date information on career development, employment, and disabilities. Careers On-Line developed databases on job and internship postings, adaptive technology products and resources, resume information, job accommodation information, mentoring information, and career and educational planning resources. In addition to developing the databases, the project provided training and consultation to students, employers, and career services personnel. In the first year, staff concentrated their training efforts on students with disabilities at the University of Minnesota. However, the number of students who participated in the project was smaller than anticipated. At the same time, Internet users from across the country began accessing the system. Project staff offered consultation via e-mail and telephone to this group. Throughout the project, staff provided training on the use of adaptive technology in the workplace and how to effectively use Careers On-Line. This report describes the projects' activities, service delivery accomplishments and outcomes, and model building and implications for replication. Appendices include project evaluation activities, presentation agendas, and publicity materials and media coverage of Careers On-Line. (Contains 25 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.