• Customized Employment (CE) Funding: Strategies and Solutions - In this webinar, Beth Keeton and Doug Crandell discuss best approaches for funding CE efforts. They explore available CE funding sources and the necessary financial considerations for providers incorporating CE into their service offerings. The webinar concludes with a participant discussion on how to provide tangible steps for increasing access to CE funding.
  • Successful CE Examples for Vets - This webinar focuses on "Successful Customized Employment (CE) Examples for Veterans." Debbie Ball introduces several Veterans who have successfully transitioned from the military into civilian jobs with the assistance of Customized Employment. Intertwined with those stories include the definition of Customized Employment, highlights of the key principles and examples of how those key principals can be integrated into current practices to improve Competitive Integrated Employment for Veterans.
  • Employers' Perspective on Customized Employment - On a quest to determine the economic impact of hiring individuals into customized jobs, SMEs Dale Verstegen and Chip Kenney interviewed employers in Iowa and Maryland. This webinar offers employers’ input as to how and why they have embraced customized employment.
  • Inclusive Apprenticeship: The Future of Work - The presenters from ODEP discuss how inclusive apprenticeship can facilitate entry into well-paying careers in high-growth, high-demand fields for underrepresented population groups, including youth and adults with disabilities. The presentation highlight how the Apprenticeship Inclusive Model (AIM) initiative fosters access to career pathways in information technology, healthcare and advanced manufacturing for marginalized population groups.
  • Employer’s Perspective: Hiring and Developing Employees with Disabilities - Participants hear from Jeremy Shapira, Special Projects, Inclusion and Diversity at Giant Eagle, Inc., on innovative ways his organization has made hiring and including people with disabilities as part of their workplace culture.
  • Employer Perspective: Innovative Case Studies Involving Workers with Disabilities - Participants learn first-hand from organizations across the country who are hiring people with disabilities in their business model. Some are utilizing technology to increase productivity while others customize jobs and provide reasonable accommodations. Participants will hear from management on how they developed partnerships with community providers and state agencies.
  • The Art of Customizing Successful Employer-Employee Job Matches Inclusive of Individuals with the Most Significant Disabilities Employer Engagement - This webinar focuses on customized employment from the perspective of the employer. Presentations address strategies for identifying the needs of employers that lead to successful customization of jobs.