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Research Article  |   May 1994
COMPETE: A Model for Vocational Evaluation, Training, Employment, and Community for Integration for Persons With Cognitive Impairments
Author Affiliations
  • William C. Mann, PhD, OTR, served as Project Director for COMPETE and is Professor and Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy, State University of New York at Buffalo, 515 Kimball Tower, Buffalo, New York 14214
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Research Article   |   May 1994
COMPETE: A Model for Vocational Evaluation, Training, Employment, and Community for Integration for Persons With Cognitive Impairments
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 1994, Vol. 48, 446-451. doi:10.5014/ajot.48.5.446
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 1994, Vol. 48, 446-451. doi:10.5014/ajot.48.5.446
Abstract

This paper describes a job skills training program for young adults with cognitive impairments called COMPETE, an acronym for Computer Preparation: Evaluation, Training, and Employment. Participants in COMPETE trained in use of information-age machines, (e g., computers, fax machines). The 3-year demonstration project resulted in successful placement of 17 of 27 persons who were unemployed before entering the program.