ERIC Number: ED485705
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities of Youth Service Practitioners: The Centerpiece of a Successful Workforce Development System. A Background Paper
McCain, Mary; Gill, Patricia; Wills, Joan; Larson, Mindy
Institute for Educational Leadership
This paper provides baseline information for the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) to fulfill its overall mission: To ensure that youth with disabilities are provided full access to high quality services in integrated settings in order to maximize their opportunity for employment and independent living. It specifically addresses one of three goals of NCWD/Youth: To improve the awareness, knowledge, and skills of individuals responsible for providing direct services to youth. The paper looks at how and by whom: (1) required content is established; (2) training and education based upon that content are provided; and (3) credentials are given. Additionally, the paper outlines some possible action steps to build stronger connections among organizations and workforce development institutions to ensure that skilled staff serves youth and employers, the two ultimate customers of the system.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Disability Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.