ERIC Number: ED456259
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
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Collaborative Approaches to Increasing the Participation and Outcomes of People with a Disability in Vocational Education and Training.
Harrison, Craig; Barnett, Kate
One strategy to increase participation in vocational education and training (VET) by Australians with a disability involves intervention at the secondary school level to reduce early school leaving by providing structured VET learning and work placement opportunities. The Enterprise Career Education Foundation's Lighthouse initiative, which was implemented in 2000 and slated for completion at the end of 2001, is funding three projects that are each designed to provide guidance on how to make structured workplace learning (SWL) accessible to students with disabilities and help them achieve positive VET outcomes. The three projects are as follows: Central Coast Business Education Network in Gosford; Launceston Workplace Learning; and Western Adelaide Vocational and Enterprise Services (WAVES). A critical feature of each project is the formation and strengthening of partnerships or working alliances between schools, registered training organizations, employers, employment agencies, and other organizations in managing disability. The WAVES project, which illustrates one application of the proposed collaborative model, will involve placing 30 students in programs combining work preparation, structured workplace learning, and job placement and support. The program will involve eight partners representing three levels of government, industry, and two disability employment services. The program will also feature school-based apprenticeships and case-based funding to agencies. (MN)
Descriptors: Action Research, Agency Cooperation, Apprenticeships, Cooperative Planning, Disabilities, Dropout Prevention, Education Work Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Educational Research, Enrollment Influences, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Intervention, Job Placement, Models, Participation, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Public Agencies, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Special Needs Students, Strategic Planning, Student Placement, Student Recruitment, Supported Employment, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
For full text: http://www.avetra.org.au/PAPERS%202001/Harrison%20Barnett.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Australia