ERIC Number: ED460452
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Thuli, Kelli J.; Hong, Esther
This document consists of two guides intended for either employers or service providers involved in school to work partnerships for students with disabilities. "Tools for Service Providers" is intended to be used for training local-level providers who are developing school to work linkages with employers. Following an introduction, this booklet addresses initial steps in developing partnerships with employers, recruiting business partners, and sustaining partnerships. "Tools for Employers" is intended to encourage employers to become involved in a range of school-to-work activities from participating in career days and tours and job shadowing opportunities, to offering internships and intensive work-based experiences. Specifically, the publication provides information regarding: The School-to-Work Opportunities Act, options for employer involvement, strategies for supervising and successfully working with youth who have disabilities, disability awareness strategies, providing accommodations, and incentives for participation. Also provided is a listing of resources, including 23 selected national resources, 3 school-to-work resources, and 7 resources for school-business partnerships. (DB)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Exploration, Compliance (Legal), Cooperative Programs, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Employers, Federal Legislation, High Schools, Inclusive Schools, Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, Transitional Programs, Work Study Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC. National Transition Alliance for Youth with Disabilities.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: School to Work Opportunities Act 1994