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ERIC Number: ED420800
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Post Secondary Program School-to-Work Transition Activity. School-to-Work Outreach Project 1998 Exemplary Model/Practice/Strategy.
Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. on Community Integration.
The Postsecondary Program School-to-Work Transition Activity in Carroll County Public Schools (Maryland) has been identified as an exemplary school-to-work program that includes students with disabilities. This program serves 25 students aged 17-21 with disabilities in a noncategorical setting with a large majority of students having significant disabilities or mental retardation. Students who have completed a secondary special education program, participated in graduation ceremonies, and are eligible for a certificate of attendance or diploma can apply for entrance into the program. Class instruction consists of the following: social skills training, employment searching, skills for maintaining a job, appropriate peer interactions on the job, computer keyboarding, life fitness, and residential living skills. The job experience is built in as a half or full day depending on the student's needs and aptitude. Students work 5 afternoons and attend classes in the morning. Typically, they are in the program 1-2 years; during the final year, they work full time. The program has the three basic elements of school-to-work: school-based learning, work-based learning, and connecting activities. Both job shadowing and job coaching are provided. Connecting activities are collaboration between the school, community businesses, and service providers and residential experience. (YLB)
School-to-Work Outreach Project, Institute on Community Integration (UAP), University of Minnesota, 111 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. on Community Integration.