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ERIC Number: ED440483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-May
Pages: 116
Abstractor: N/A
Meeting Future Workforce Needs. Report from the Study Group (Twenty-Fifth Institute on Rehabilitation Issues, Washington, DC, May 1999).
Radtke, Jean, Ed.
This document is intended to help the rehabilitation professional identify and understand current and future labor market trends and their implications for persons with disabilities. Strategies, methods, and tools are included that counselors can immediately use as they prepare persons with disabilities for the workforce. Chapter 1 examines economic forces and labor market trends, as well as current workforce issues. Employment patterns and trends for people with disabilities and opportunities available through computer technology are addressed. Chapter 2 explores new ways to think about the concept of "work" and the skills needed by consumers to compete effectively in the environment created by new and different employment opportunities. Chapter 3 reviews skills used by counselors to assist consumers and the ways in which these skills may be modified to take advantage of the employment market trends. Chapter 4 reviews resources that provide vocational rehabilitation counselors with substantial information to assist consumers in making informed career choices. Chapter 5 considers the role of leadership in establishing and maintaining a vocational rehabilitation agency that makes its primary organizational goal the employment of persons with disabilities. Appendices include labor market information divisions and job bank resource listings. (Contains 53 references.) (CR)
Continuing Education Center for Community-Based Rehabilitation Programs, Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute, Education and Human Services Building, 5th Floor East, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI 54751 ($21.95). Tel: 715-232-1380; Fax: 715-232-2251; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ.-Stout, Menomonie. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Inst.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A