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Creating Career Connections for Students with Disabilities: A Longitudinal Study of Student Enrollment and Outcomes of Career and Technical Education

The Creating Career Connections Project is a research partnership between Western Michigan University (WMU), the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), and a Research-to-Practice Team consisting of policy and practitioner stakeholders. In conjunction with the USDOE Office of Special Education Programs, this multi-disciplinary collaboration is investigating factors that influence enrollment, curriculum concentration, and employment experiences of high school students with disabilities enrolled in career and technical education programs in Illinois.

Specific Studies focus on each of the following:

(a) Counselor use of career assessment and planning strategies with students with and without disabilities,

(b) factors associated with student enrollment and completion of CTE curricula and work experiences, and

(c) factors associated with students' involvement in postsecondary education and/or employment.

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Funded by U.S. Dept. of Ed, Office of Special Ed Programs



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