The bipartisan Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), (Pub. L. 113-128), signed by President Obama on July 22, 2014, represents the most significant reform to our public workforce development system in nearly 20 years. Find out more about WIOA in these two publications, which contain information on a set of final regulations implementing WIOA that encourage customer-centered, job-driven strategies, such as career pathways, business engagement systems, sector strategies, and work-based learning; and emphasize a commitment to high-quality services for all populations, including individuals with barriers. to employment.
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers, families, youth with disabilities, and educators working with students with disabilities who could benefit from using assistive technology. This 4-page resource helps families involve teens and young adults in learning about and selecting assistive technology (AT). An important goal for older students is to understand the areas in which technology […]
NTACT is the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition. This webinar provides an overview of NTACT’s technical assistance services available to state education and also state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies. It features a short tour of the transition-related resources available on NTACT’s website that Parent Centers are welcomed to use and share. Also highlighted are the ways in which NTACT encourages the engagement of Parent Centers as partners at each level of transition planning and implementation, as well as serving as members of state implementation teams.
(2014, August) | Useful to Parent Centers working with youth who have disabilities. With the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Congress reauthorized the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), including the Rehabilitation Act, through 2020. Commenting on the bill’s passage, President Obama stated that the bill “will help workers, including workers […]
Resources updated, February 2016 Oh, the world of work! For many youth with disabilities looking ahead to life after high school, employment will be an immediate and serious consideration. And the time to consider it well and thoroughly is during the high school years, during transition planning, and through transition services that are carefully matched […]
Theme: Employment Welcome to the February 2016 edition of Buzz from the Hub, the newsletter of the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR). Career and college readiness are two priorities that Parent Centers currently address in their work with youth with disabilities, their families, and many professionals in the disability and education fields. This month, […]
(2015) In this resource page by the Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) you’ll find information related to the adult education and literacy programs under title II of WIOA. The resource page can be accessed at: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ovae/pi/AdultEd/wioa-reauthorization.html More specifically, on this page you’ll find the following: Information about WIOA Announcements […]
WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. President Barack Obama signed WIOA into law on July 22, 2014 and it replaces the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and […]