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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: doit[at]u.washington.edu. For full text: http://www.washington.edu/doit.









Author: Washington Univ., Seattle.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=6798&id=ED477207







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