The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) Multimedia Training Microsite provides training resources that may be used in group training or by individuals. They may easily be incorporated into larger training events. Some resources are for general audiences, some are quite specific. Also incorporate archived JAN Webcasts and podcasts to your training curriculum. To access JAN's Multimedia Training Mircrosite, please click on View Page Now or go to: http://askjan.org/training/library.htm
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides access to archived JAN Webcasts at no cost. Gather your employees together in a room for in-service training. Educate yourself, management, and other employees on disability etiquette, assistive technologies, management techniques, and the latest on accommodations and the employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Each accessible Webcast is approximately one hour in length. Archive topics include: 1) Drugs and Alcohol under the ADA, 2) Time, Attendance, and Leave Issues, 3) Current Events in Job Accommodation, and 4) Inclusive Workplaces/Disclosure. You can also access archives of the Federal series. Webcast topics include: 1) Recruiting, Hiring, and Retaining Individuals with Disabilities, 2) Promoting Employment of Individuals with Disabilities in the Federal Workforce, and 3) Best Practices for Complying with Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act. http://askjan.org/webcast/archive/index.htm
This webinar is hosted by the Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) on April 29, 2015, from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Eastern Time. EARN is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy. Presenters include: Tiffany Jolliff, Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy; Darren Bates, National Project Director, National Employer Policy, Research and Technical Assistance Center for Employers on the Employment of People with Disabilities (Employer TA Center); Shannon Offord, Manager of Strategic Partnership, DirectEmployers For college students and recent graduates, internships offer a way to gain skills and learn about their employment options through first-hand experience. And, the benefits of internships don’t stop there. They also offer employers an easy and effective way to evaluate potential employees and cultivate a pipeline of talent for the future. Furthermore, by targeting specific populations—such as people with disabilities—internships can assist in achieving workforce diversity goals, including those established under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act. This webinar will address the benefits of hiring interns with disabilities and how employers can take advantage of the Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)—a free referral service—to connect with them. To register for this webinar, please click on View Page Now or go to: https://viscardicenter.webex.com
The Computer/Electronic Accommodation Program (CAP) provides technical assistance and resources to Federal agencies and staff. It has also developed numerous on-line tutorials and videos on Assistive Technology (AT) and accommodations for diverse disabilities. Their on-line training and technical assistance is available free for managers, staff and individuals interested in how best to provide accommodations. CAP has a new Disability Etiquette Training, Part 1 and 2, is targeted to supervisors and co-workers of individuals with disabilities. This training is intended to provide basic tips that can serve as a guideline when interacting with an individual who has a disability. Proper disability etiquette creates a comfortable work environment and supports equal access and advancement for all. To access this CAP resource, please click on View Page Now or go to: http://www.cap.mil/newsevents/Training.aspx
The National Disability Institute, under its contract with the Department of Labor to provide technical assistance to the Disability Employment Initiative (DEI), has developed tools and resources for DEI grantees and the workforce system. These resource provide a basic understanding of asset development strategies and why promoting financial stability for individuals with disabilities is an important component of workforce efforts for jobseekers with disabilities. The resources available to workforce professionals include fact sheets and information on how to claim tax credits, financial literacy education, asset development policy issues, and how to save money and build assets. To link to this information, please click on View Page Now or go to: https://disability.workforce3one.org/page/tag/1001212235694679620
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) has released a new Just-in-Time Training Module on providing reasonable accommodations to employees with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This module is comprised of a slide show with transcript and handouts, and provides information on PTSD, the limitations in the workplace that may be associated with it, and effective accommodations that can be provided to help employees be more successful. To access this JAN Training Modules, please click on View Page Now or go to: http://askjan.org/training/library.htm
The Department of Education’s (DOE)Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) has announced the availability of funding under the “Rehabilitation Long-Term Training Program--Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling” program. The Department has identified $4,000,000 in funding with the anticipation of approximately 20 awards averaging between $190,000 and $200,000. Eligible applicants are States and public or nonprofit agencies and organizations, including Indian tribes and IHEs. Applications are due March 9. To access the Federal Register Notice, please click on View Page Now or go to: www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-01-07/pdf/2015-00024.pdf
The Disability and Employment Community of Practice is focusing January on asset development and financial health strategies made available through American Job Centers (AJCs(, including financial capability training and free tax preparation. Since the inception of the Department of Labor’s Disability Employment Initiative (DEI), a primary focus of grant activities has been directed to asset development in the understanding that employment stability and retention is frequently dependent upon the individual’s ability to manage income. This is particularly the case for individuals with disabilities or other significant challenges to employment who often enter or return to work in low wage positions that provide minimal income to sustain the fundamental needs of housing, transportation, food and health care. Individuals with disabilities receiving benefits are additionally in need of benefits planning advice that has often been incorporated in the DEI Disability Resource Coordinator skills made available in grantee workforce investment areas. DEI’s Technical Assistance provided by the National Disability Institute has developed resources and tools to assist grantees as well as the workforce system at-large. These include a number of asset development 30 Second Trainings which can be very helpful in introducing financial well-being to AJC customers. To access these trainings, please click on View Page Now or go to: https://disability.workforce3one.org/page/tag/1001315838823672830 Please continue to check the Disability and Employment CoP throughout January for other asset development resources.
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) ENews topics include: 1) Making Pre-employment Testing Accessible: 2) WellPoint Offers a Best Practice 3) Requests For Medical Documentation and the ADA 4) October is Dwarfism Awareness Month 5) Eating Disorders and the Workplace 6) Accommodating Employees with Keratoconus JAN also provides information on their Blog and provides new resources and E-vents and training schedule in this newletter. To checkout and subscribe to the JAN E-Newsletter, please click on View Page Now or go to: http://askjan.org/enews/2014/Enews-V12-I4.htm
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) has issued its training schedule for webcasts during the remainder of 2014 through 2015. JAN Webcasts are available at no cost. JAN is the most expert voice on accommodations for individuals with disabilities and is available to provide personal assistance to individuals, employers and others working with individuals with disabilities. The JAN Webcast Series will provide information on workplace trends, assistive technologies, management techniques, and the latest on accommodations and the employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). All Webcasts in this series begin at 2 pm eastern and are 1 hour. To review the series and register, please click on View Page Now or go to: http://askjan.org/webcast/
These 30 Second Trainings provide information on employment basics that assist business on their requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act. These include separate trainings on: I’ve hired a person with a disability. Now what? (Overview of legal requirements and practical strategies? Under the ADA, can I discipline or fire an employee with a disability? What are some ways I can accommodate ALL my employees? What is a reasonable accommodation? What should I do when my employee asks me for an accommodation? What tax incentives are available for employers who hire people with disabilities? To access any of these 30 Second Trainings, please click on View Page Now or go to: https://disability.workforce3one.org/page/tag/1001325235377236027
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Employment and Training has created a number of 30 Second Trainings for business. This 30 Second Training provides quick, accessible information on what business entities and employers are covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Click on Download Now to access this 30 Second Training.
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) recently released four youth-focused "Flash Trainings." These include: -- Helping Out-of-School Youth Find Money for College: Dependency: https://www.workforce3one.org/view/3001421739886895642/info -- Helping Youth with Criminal Convictions Find Money for College: https://www.workforce3one.org/view/3001421739140411286/info -- Paid vs. Unpaid Internships WIA Youth Flash Training: https://www.workforce3one.org/view/3001421740111685462/info -- Youth Employment Rules WIA Youth Flash Training: https://www.workforce3one.org/view/3001421740170807099/info The first Flash Training is available by clicking on View Page Now. The others are available at the respective URL.
A primary goal of One-Stop Centers is to assist customers in finding jobs and advancing their careers. The Workforce Investment Act established the core concept of "universal access," meaning One-Stop services must be readily accessible to a wide range of customers, including persons with disabilities. The high unemployment rate for persons with disabilities is the highest of any segment of the population. Approximately 1 in 7 people in the United States have some type of disability, representing a significant portion of potential One-Stop customers. One-Stop employees who are not disability specialists cannot be expected to be knowledgeable on every aspect of helping people with disabilities find employment. However, through a combination of good basic customer service practices, core knowledge of disability issues, and information on where to find additional resources, One-Stop employees can play a significant role in helping people with disabilities meet their career goals. This course was designed specifically to equip you, the workforce development professional, with those skills and resources. The information in this training is broken out by "Chapters" each discussing different categories of disabilities. The information was compiled from reliable sources and reviewed by experienced disability specialists representing diverse government and private sector organizations. It is not intended to address every issue related to the cause and effect of disabilities. The purpose of this introductory course is to provide you with a practical learning experience, as your first step toward acquiring the knowledge and skills needed to provide quality workforce development services to persons with disabilities.
Science Magazine and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) published From College to Careers: Fostering Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in STEM, the product of a collaborative project initiated to examine current issues and explore future directions for improving the academic success and career entry rate of postsecondary students with disabilities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. This publication contains chapters prepared by four groups of invited authors who shared their research findings on the topics of accessible environments, programmatic interventions, communications, and sustainability. To access this booklet, please click on View Page Now or go to http://www.sciencemag.org/site/products/collegetocareers/CtC_full.pdf
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) is hosting the following webinar on September 18, 2014, 1:00-2:30pm EST: "Why Should You Hire Peer Specialists/Recovery Coaches?" The webinar is directed to State, territory, and county-level mental health and substance use disorders treatment/recovery systems administrators, consumers and people in recovery, behavioral health providers, peer providers, providers of other health and human services (primary health care, housing, employment), policymakers, and researchers. Peer workers fill many roles and have many different job titles such as, peer recovery coach, peer specialist, peer wellness coach, peer navigator and more. They work in a variety of settings including, addiction and mental health treatment settings, primary health care, peer-run/recovery community organizations and more. Working in integrated primary and behavioral health care is a relatively new role for peers. Integrated care is defined as services in which providers consider all of an individual’s health conditions in the course of treatment, including physical illness, mental disorders, or substance use, in which these providers coordinate care for the person. There is an emerging body of information suggesting that integrated care programs contribute to a reduction of stigma and discrimination experienced by persons with mental health and substance use problems. To register for this webinar, please click on View Page Now or go to: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/why-should-you-hire-peer-specialistsrecovery-coaches-tickets-12375025033
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has issued a memorandum to the Chief Human Capital Officers on July 27, 2014, to promote hiring of people with disabilities in the Federal Government. On July 26, 2010, President Obama issued Executive Order (E.O.) 13548 on Increasing Federal Employment of Individuals with Disabilities, to mark the historic 20th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). E.O. 13548 says that the Federal Government, as the Nation's largest employer, must become a model for the employment of individuals with disabilities. In continued support of E.O. 13548, OPM, in consultation with partner agencies, has developed an online course entitled, “A Roadmap to Success: Hiring, Retaining and Including People with Disabilities.” This course will provide Federal employees with basic information and resources to successfully hire, retain, and advance employees with disabilities. OPM is making this course available to agencies at no cost on HR University. To view the OPM Memorandum and links to the on-line training cours, please go to: http://chcoc.gov/transmittals/TransmittalDetails.aspx?TransmittalID=6235
The Workforce3One includes a Veterans’ Priority Community of Practice (CoP) with on-line training available to American Job Center (AJC) staff. Providing employment services to veterans is a priority for the public workforce system. The National Veterans' Training Institute (NVTI) has developed a tutorial for American Job Center (AJC) frontline staff on how to best serve your veteran job seekers with detailed insight into understanding the challenges of putting veterans to work. The tutorial, Preparing Veterans for Meaningful Careers, provides an overview of: - The Jobs for Veterans State Grants refocusing from a frontline American Job Center staff perspective - Clarifications on the roles and responsibilities of local staff - Technical assistance for serving veterans Further clarifications on priority of service for veterans in the workforce system To access the on-line tutorial for serving veterans, please click on View Page Now or go to: https://veterans.workforce3one.org/view/4011410057437236320/info
The National Disability Institute is hosting this webinar on July 30, 2014, 3:00 - 4:00 PM Eastern Time, on behalf of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and their LEAD Center contract. This webinar will continue to build your understanding of Customized Employment and your ability to provide this innovative employment practice to those you serve. This webinar will move beyond the basics of Customized Employment to explore using the information gathered during Discovery to connect job seekers to a vast array of employment opportunities using a casual approach to job development. Participants will gain valuable information and strategies to support job placement efforts for a variety of job seekers both with disabilities, and harder to serve job seekers without disabilities. The target audience is workforce development professionals and related stakeholders. To register for this webinar, please click on View Page Now or go to: http://www.leadcenter.org/webinars/customized-employment-moving-beyond-basics
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has made available a number of resources for Veterans to assist them in obtaining employment under the Registered Apprenticeship Program. If you have served in the military and now looking to start an exciting new career, Registered Apprenticeship is an option for service members and veterans transition into high-skill, good paying jobs. Information and resources are available on their DOL/ETA Office of Apprenticeship website at: http://www.doleta.gov/OA/veterans.cfm