Events

ALERT: 11/24 Conference Call – Next Steps on WIOA Implementation

The Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services present:

Next Steps on WIOA Implementation

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
Please Join the U.S. Departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services for a Conference Call with Workforce Development Stakeholders

Monday, November 24, 2014

3:00 pm — 4:00 pm EST
Toll Free: 888-982-4692
Passcode: 2921187

Register at http://webapps.dol.gov/DOLEvents/Event/View/343/

This will be a conference call with the Assistant Secretary for the Employment and Training Administration Portia Wu, Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education Johan Uvin, Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration Janet LaBreck, and Acting Assistant Secretary for the Administration for Children and Families Mark Greenberg.

The purpose of this call is to share our joint vision for the implementation of WIOA and discuss critical steps that can be taken now by states, local areas, and partners to ensure successful implementation.

During the call, you may send questions to DOL.WIOA@dol.gov

News

WIOA Helps Individuals with Disabilities Pursue and Obtain Well-Paying Employment Opportunities | Disability.Blog

From Disability.blog : “…WIOA also makes an attempt to limit the pipeline of people with disabilities moving into non-integrated, sub-minimum wage jobs. Now, before an individual with a disability can be placed in such a situation, he/she must have received ‘pre-transition services’ while in high school to ensure that the proper support and preparation occurs before the student enters the workforce. The student must also have applied for services through the local VR program. Under WIOA, the goal of the VR program in each state is to help individuals with disabilities to ‘prepare for, secure, retain or regain employment.'”

Read more, via WIOA Helps Individuals with Disabilities Pursue and Obtain Well-Paying Employment Opportunities | Disability.Blog.