Type:

E-book, Other

Description:

This lesson was developed for 16-21+ year old students with disabilities who are trying to make their way into the workplace. It will help them identify their personal strengths and match them with different job opportunities in the community.

Subjects:

  • Career & Technical Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Special Education
  • Other

Keywords:

job placement students with disabilities

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
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Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
2
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2, as of 2008-10-05.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 2
Content Accuracy: 2
Appropriate Pedagogy: 2

Reviewer Comments:

This project outlines steps to help young adults begin their job search process. The instructions are clear and they are written in the wiki, which makes it easy for other community members to add on to this. For instance it would be great if more websites were included, especially those that have more opportunities for people with disabilities. Generic outlines for letters of communication could be included so students don’t have to come up with their own. Lastly, some ideas or resources that help students discover their strengths could be included.
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Trina Smith
July 30, 2009

For a teacher that has no idea where to start when it comes to helping people find a job, this is a great view of how to get it done at 30,000 feet. All of the details listed are things that everyone, no matter their level of ability should know how to do. This is presented as more of a course overview than a lesson.

I was disappointed in the lack of detail for such a comprehensive project. How does the student really go about learning what their strengths are? How does the student fill out an application, write a cover letter, write a resume, etc.? The beast is in the details and as a teacher of people with disabilities; it is in the details that I need help.

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jim canary

I have a young man who is in his late twenties. Who grew up extremely self conscious Got through to the last semester of high school but panicked on Tests.
He dropped out and on several attempts to get his G.E.D. again panicked. He then
went to work as a machinist and has been very successful but wants something more
He feels blocked by the lack of a diploma. He has been able to put together excellent resumes - But doesn't know how to deal with the diploma hurdle. Any suggestions.

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