• Pre-employment Transition Services: Implementation Efforts, Successes, and Challenges in Minnesota and Idaho – The purpose of this webinar is to help attendees develop an understanding of the Pre-ETS requirements as outlined in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The webinar will highlight successes and challenges in Minnesota’s and Idaho’s Pre-ETS implementation efforts and discuss how lessons learned can aid other states in their Pre-ETS implementation efforts.
  • Expanding Partnerships: Career Pathways, Opportunities and Challenges - A team from the District of Columbia highlight their joint initiatives to ensure that Employment First efforts extend to Career Pathways partners, including the development of cross-system Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs). Formal agreements support the inclusion of youth and adults with disabilities, including people with behavioral health disabilities, into programs that open doors to high demand and high growth careers.
  • Job Search and Job Supports in a Virtual World - The first part of this two-part webinar series addresses virtual delivery of Job Development services, which are needed now more than ever. We will briefly review strategies and tools that effectively increase interaction over technology. Then we will dive into the importance of virtual meeting templates, mental health checks, training on technology tools, job development notebooks, and video resumes.
  • Job Search and Job Supports in a Virtual World - Part two will continue to focus on providing services virtually, but this time, focusing on virtual job coaching. We will provide an overview of person-driven accommodation tools that increase independence. Additionally, presenters discuss Work Autonomy, an app aimed to strengthen the employer-employee relationship. An interactive question and answer session closed each webinar.
  • Applying WIOA Pre-ETS for Transitioning Students and Youth - The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) represents a significant change in how state vocational rehabilitation (VR) programs interact with schools and offer services to students and youth preparing to transition from school to adult employment. This webinar provides information on the current state of Pre-ETS implementation in the country.
  • The Implications of WIOA for Seamless Transition for Youth with Significant Disabilities - This webinar discusses activities that have proven to contribute to successful and seamless transition from school to adult employment. A particular focus is on the new Pre-Employment Transition Services under WIOA, and the enhanced role of workforce development youth services.
  • State Implementation of WIOA Section 511 Requirements - The implementation of Section 511 sets the expectation that youth and adults with disabilities should have opportunities to pursue competitive, integrated employment and employment must be considered in every person-centered plan. This webinar provides information on the current state of Section 511 implementation in the country.
  • Ticket to Work and Employment Networks - This webinar gives a background of Ticket to Work (TTW) and the process of becoming an Employment Network (EN), pros and cons of being an EN and the benefits to Ticket Holders (SSA Beneficiaries) while participating in the program.
  • Cross-Systems Approaches to Delivering Integrated Transition Experiences that Lead to Integrated Employment Outcomes - In alignment with WIOA’s emphasis on Pre-Employment Transition Services, this webinar focuses on youth and employment programs that provide services leading to employment. Presentations discuss School-to-Work Transition models and curriculum that prepare students for competitive integrated employment. An EFSLMP School-to-Work Transition activity is highlighted.
  • WIOA and Business Engagement: Making It a Reality - Participants will learn about a variety of considerations and strategies to better engage both private and public employers in a systematic fashion.