Work Resource Center High School/High Tech Program

An Effective Practice

Description

The Work Resource Center (WRC) works to empower individuals who have disabilities and who may be disadvantaged to increase their independence through employment. Youth enrolled in WRC's HS/HT program are exposed to career and postsecondary education opportunities through industry site visits, information sessions, and guest speakers. Through this program, students are exposed to a variety of industries with jobs available in the Cincinnati area. Included in these site visits and guest presentations are representatives from Cincinnati State University and the University of Cincinnati who discuss entry requirements, degree and certification programs, and campus life. The program also includes specific job-seeking skills-training, including résumé writing, interviewing skills, researching job openings, and contact follow-up. Staff members coordinate job-seeking skills-training with placement and job-coaching staff.

Goal / Mission

The objective of this program is for students to complete high school and be prepared to enter postsecondary education or employment.

Results / Accomplishments

Through use of support services, participation in postsecondary education increased as did program completion rates. The program experienced a 100% graduation rate of all youth eligible for graduation in the last two school years.

About this Promising Practice

Primary Contact
Margaret Morone
Work & Rehabilitation Centers of Greater Cincinnati
2901 Gilbert Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45206
(513) 281-2316 x 203
mmorone@workrc.org
http://www.workresourcecenter.org
Categories
Education / Vocational & Adult Education
Education / Student Performance K-12
Economy / Employment
Organization(s)
Work & Rehabilitation Centers of Greater Cincinnati
Source
Pro-Bank
Date of publication
8/5/2005
Location
Cincinnati, OH
For more details
http://www.ncwd-youth.info/promising_Practices/dis...
Target Audience
Children, Teens