ERIC Number: ED441309
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Transition from School to Work: Career Choices for Youth with Disabilities. Resource Package.
This resource package has been developed to assist Canadian youth with disabilities in making the transition from high school to postsecondary education or from postsecondary education to the world of work. The steps for the transitions are clearly described in the package; the supports are identified; and the final career requirements are documented. Relevant information is offered to empower youth to connect with services and programs that are designed to assist with the transition to postsecondary education. New resources developed especially for this package cover a wide range of topics, including: (1) labor market information, trends, and career projections; (2) services available on the electronic highway to assist students and job seekers; (3) a discussion on self-esteem; (4) workplace accommodations and a related bibliography; (5) discussing a disability with a service provider or employer; (6) resume writing; (7) a description of student financial assistance programs in Canada; (8) a list of scholarships and grants for postsecondary students with disabilities; (9) a summary of groups for students with disabilities, caucuses, and committees in different colleges and universities across Canada; and (10) a contact list of offices which provide services for students with disabilities at universities and colleges in Canada. (Contains 44 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: College Students, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Employment, Foreign Countries, High Schools, Higher Education, Internet, Job Search Methods, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Resumes (Personal), Self Disclosure (Individuals), Self Esteem, Student Financial Aid, Student Personnel Services, Transitional Programs, Work Environment
National Educational Association of Disabled Students, Room 426 Unicentre, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6, Canada ($20 Canadian, members; $25 Canadian, nonmembers). Tel: 613-526-8008.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Human Resources Development Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Carleton Univ., Ottawa, Ontario. National Educational Association of Disabled Students.
Identifiers - Location: Canada