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ERIC Number: EJ1148501
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2165-1434
Developing Partnerships with Businesses to Support Job Training for Youth with Disabilities in Singapore
Scheef, Andrew R.; Barrio, Brenda L.; Poppen, Marcus I.
Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, v40 n3 p156-164 Aug 2017
Under-employment for individuals with disabilities is a worldwide epidemic, which Singapore has addressed by significantly increasing employment rates for this population. Providing work experiences for youth with disabilities at community-based job sites has been shown to increase positive post-school employment outcomes. To provide these opportunities, employment specialists benefit from developing partnerships with businesses. For this study, 14 Singaporean employment specialists, from five different schools and one government agency, were interviewed to better understand strategies utilized to nurture these valuable partnerships with businesses. Data suggest effective partnerships include (a) direct support for employers, (b) job matching, (c) job customization, (d) involving businesses in the school community, and (e) parent involvement. Implications and recommendations for future research are also discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore
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