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Job Success - A School-to-Work Transition Initiative

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 37862
Amount: $39,990.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1997
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
1720-H Belmont Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21244
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Bruce B. Brown
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Business Contact
Phone: (410) 281-1199
Research Institution

The proposed project addresses the design, development, and testing of a prototype job-related social skills program for At-Risk Students - providing these students with the reasoning abilities to be competitive in the world of work. The computer-based role playing scenarios will be modeled after the existing Skills for Job Success Program - a job-related social skills training curriculum (developed by the project staff) that emphasizes helping students develop a mental model of social competence that they can apply in job-related social situations. Through use of innovative technology - both through computer software and internet delivery students will have increased opportunity to practice role playing situations and learn how to transfer these skills to a wide variety of real life situations - while being carefully monitored by a computer developed facilitator. Phase I of this project will focus on developing a prototype of a portion of the computer-based role playing scenarios and testing it with school students. Phase II will focus on developing the balance of the system, testing it, and beginning marketing activities. Key Words: School-To-Work, At-Risk, Job-Related Social Skills, Transition

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