ERIC Number: ED477207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Learn and Earn: Tips for Teens. How High School Students Can Prepare for Careers.
Washington Univ., Seattle.
This guide offers suggestions to high school students with and without disabilities as they begin to prepare for careers. It focuses on the variety of work-based learning experience available. These include informational interviews with people working in fields of interest; job shadowing in an occupational area of interest; service learning in volunteer community positions; independent study in which academic credit is earned for work experience; and internships. Reasons for participating in work-based learning opportunities are followed by a discussion of steps to take in relation to the various team members including your school, your family, community resources, and mentors. Finally, the paper briefly describes two work-based federally supported learning programs: (1) school-to-work, a program under the School-to-Work Opportunities Act, which offers school-based learning, work-based learning, and connecting activities and (2) High School/High Tech, a community-based program that encourages students with disabilities to pursue careers in the technology industry. A resource list identifies 16 Web sites that provide information on the University of Washington DO-IT project. (DB)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Federal Programs, High School Students, High Schools, Secondary Education, Student Participation, Work Experience Programs
DO-IT, Disabilities, Opportunities, Interworking & Technology, University of Washington, Box 355670, Seattle, WA 98195-5670. Tel: 206-685-DOIT (Voice/TTY); Fax: 206-685-4045; e-mail: email@example.com. For full text: http://www.washington.edu/doit.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle.