The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) is pleased to publish A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities. This guide is being issued by OSERS, the Rehabilitation Services Administration, and the Office of Special Education Programs to advance our efforts in ensuring that all students and youth with disabilities are equipped with the skills and knowledge to be engaged in the 21st century workforce. To learn more, click here.
NYS DCDT Pre-Conference Event: November 8-9, 2016
New York State DCDT Presents The 5th Statewide Institute on Transition TALKING TRANSITION Partnerships to Leverage Success: A Collaborative Forum PRE-CONFERENCE November 8, 2016 4pm to November 9, 2016 11:00am At the Gideon Putman Spa and Resort, Saratoga Springs, New York.
Tuesday. November 8, 2016 – 5pm to 8pm Featuring James Patton, Author and Consultant Keynote: “Transition: Why It Has Mattered & Why It Must Continue to Matter” Session will highlight the importance of transition planning on the lives of students who have special needs from historical and a futuristic perspective. Meet and Greet Reception: Network with others working in the field of Transition and spend some time talking to presenters and participants at the conference Heavy hors d’oeuvre & Cash Bar.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 – 7:30am to 11:00am 7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast; 8:30 -11:00 Welcome Keynote and Keynote Address:
- Angelica Infante-Green — Deputy Commissioner, NYSED Office of P-12 Instructional Support
- Tad Ashbury — VP & Executive Director, Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities “Success is Never Final: Keys to Lasting Business Partnerships”
SPECIAL PRICING $75.00
Employment First: Maximizing Success and Improving Employment Outcomes for Special Populations
Rochester Rehabilitation will be hosting a first-of-its-kind employment conference in Western New York, focusing on employment outcomes for special populations.
This conference, presented by Wegmans, will offer workshop sessions for both human service providers and other businesses. It will feature evidenced-based, best practice models and highlight successful partnerships between non-profit vocational employment programs and local businesses.
Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Radisson Rochester Riverside – 120 East Main Street, Rochester
For more information or to register, click on the Registration Brochure under Helpful Resources area below http://www.rochesterrehab.org/news-events/events/2016/04/28/employment-first-2016-conference/
You can also contact Jen Bellows at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 585-473-2052.
Starbucks-Led Hiring Effort Focuses on Youth and Disadvantaged
From the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM): “Like the ‘Race Together’ campaign it announced earlier this year, when employees were told to write those words on customers’ beverage cups to spark conversations about race, Starbucks Corp.’s recent push to hire young people facing ‘systemic barriers to jobs’ could open the coffee giant to liability—if the recruiting and hiring aren’t done properly, employment law experts told SHRM Online.”
Learn more via Starbucks-Led Hiring Effort Focuses on Youth and Disadvantaged.
Unemployment among young adults: Exploring employer-led solutions | Brookings Institution
From the Brookings Institution: “Improving the employment status of young adults and helping employers meet workforce needs are complementary goals. Designing strategies to achieve them requires insight into the supply and demand sides of the labor market: both the characteristics of young people and their typical routes into employment as well as the demand for entry-level workers and the market forces that shape employer decisions about hiring and investing in skill development. A quantitative and qualitative inquiry focused on the metropolitan areas of Chicago, Ill. and Louisville, Ky. led to the following insights…“