ERIC Number: ED418528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Developing Effective Partnerships with Employers as a Service Delivery Mechanism. Report from the Institute on Rehabilitation Issues Study Group (23rd, Washington, DC, June 1997).
Fry, Ronald R., Ed.
This report focuses on approaches designed to strengthen the state-federal vocational rehabilitation partnership with private sector employers. Chapter 1, "Successful Partnerships: The Employer Speaks," is written by business people (businesses listed at the end of the chapter) and addresses the needs of the private sector employers, the structure of corporate employment in large and small companies, how employers prefer to be approached, and employers' perceptions of the value of vocational rehabilitation. Chapter 2, "Successful Partnerships: The Players and the Benefits," provides basic definitions, describes the partners, and outlines service delivery mechanisms to enhance employment outcomes. Chapter 3, "Successful Partnerships: Why They're Essential," provides varying perspectives about partnerships to stimulate thinking about how partnerships can work in local communities. Effective methods for establishing, developing, and maintaining successful partnerships are highlighted in chapter 4, "Successful Partnerships: How To Build Them." Chapter 5, "Successful Partnerships: Speaking the Same Language," is designed to help vocational rehabilitation counselors to speak the language of the industry in order to express needs and goals. The final chapter, "Successful Partnerships: Administrators, Are You Listening?," explains the key role vocational rehabilitation administration plays in the development and maintenance of partnerships with employers. (Contains 14 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ.-Stout, Menomonie. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Inst.