Friday, October 5, 2018

NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH


In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the WDB is proud to announce its Disability Employment Accelerator Grant is up and running and off to a positive start. Staff are working together on the grant focus; supporting people with disabilities that have graduated with two or four- year degrees, individuals nearing graduation and individuals beginning their career pathway. Our goal is to increase employment opportunities by customizing workforce services, supporting businesses in connecting with an expanded candidate pool and providing customized work and learning opportunities.

The first Interagency Resource Team (IRT) meeting took place in September and was successful with the large representation from our targeted agencies. The goal of the IRT is to build cross-agency partnerships, collaborate to meet the employment needs of People with Disabilities, and clarify roles to guide and direct service delivery. We are working towards designing approaches for co-enrollment, collaborative case management, business services team inclusion and data sharing.

For more information please contact Disability Resource Navigator, Lorraine Villarreal at LVillarreal@solanocoe.net.

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