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30-Second Emoployer Training

The theme for the 2010 National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Talent has no boundaries: Workforce diversity includes people with disabilities, emphasizes the rich diversity and talent that workers with disabilities bring to the workplace. During the month of October, Workforce3 One’s Disability and Employment Community of Practice will be showcasing resources to help increase the awareness of workforce professionals and the business community of the benefits and resources available to employers hiring and accommodating qualified job applicants and employees with disabilities. These resources include an Employer 30-Second Training Series and Resource Guide, and a Promising Practice on valuable support strategies that have been implemented both within and outside of public workforce investment systems. These resources will also be highlighted during the month of November through a Workforce3 One Webinar and Podcast. One-Stop Career Center staff can feel overloaded with training and information while serving a diverse and demanding population of job seekers and employers With high unemployment in many regions across the country, there is a sense of urgency in the public workforce investment system to meet the immediate needs of its customers. In addition to helping job seekers secure employment and satisfying the demands of employers, One-Stop Career Center staff participate in frequent training and are introduced to lots of resources. While there is an appreciation for training and resources that are both required and useful, staff can feel overloaded with information, especially in areas in which they are inexperienced or uncertain. Therefore, “30-Second Trainings” and supplemental Resource Guides to increase the public workforce investment system’s knowledge on disability and employment issues were developed.

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10/08/10 04:35PM

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Guide to Business-Branded Internships

The US Business Leadership Network (BLN) has just issued a "Guide to Business-Branded Internships." The US BLN is the national disability organization that serves as the collective voice of over 60 BLN affiliates across North America, representing 5,000 employers. The USBLN: recognizes and supports best practices in the employment and advancement of people with disabilities; the preparedenss for work of youth and students with disabilities; and contracting with vendors with disabilities through the development and certification of disability-owned businesses The USBLN affiliates are business organizations headed by a lead employer who exemplifies best practices and shares experiences with other members-employers-within the state or region. These activities include career fairs, disability mentoring and internship, programs, and training programs, including disability business etiquette, accommodation, and other disability issues significant to employers. The USBLN belives the inclusion of students with disabilities is essential to assist business in preparing a talented and diversified American workforce to take on tomorrow's challenges. The USBLN created the TOWER Initiative to be proactive in providing students with disabilities,as well as businesses, the tools on work and employment readiness necessary to meet the demands of employers. Through the TOWER Initiative, the USBLN created this Toolkit to help employers include students with disabilities in new or existing internship programs. For more information about the USBLN visit: www.usbln.org.

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01/15/11 10:55AM

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Online Work Readiness Assessment Tool

Utilizing the Online Work Readiness Assessment (OWRA) to Improve the Employment Outcomes and Service Options for Low-Income Workers and TANF Participants. The Online Work Readiness Assessment (OWRA) is a free, interactive, online resource created to ensure that TANF participants are prepared to seek and/or maintain employment or work activities to improve self-sufficiency. Developed by the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, OWRA is fully customizable and allows for the determination of specific work supports that a TANF participant may need to effectively engage in work activities. The tool helps TANF workers, intake staff and eligibility workers strategically think about how to assist participants to gain employment, maintain a job, and move toward self-sufficiency. Presented at the National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics Annual Conference, Al Fleming from the Office of Family Assistance and Dr. Jeanette Hercik and Christina Techico from ICF International provided a demo of the tool and offered lessons learned from the initial pilot tests.

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01/30/11 03:06PM

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Transportation Resources for States/Communities

During the May 2006 DPN Project Leads monthly conference call, Bryna Helfer, of the Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration, provided an overview and discussion of the new SAFETEA-LU provisions around disability, especially coordinated planning and mobility management, and how DPNs can be involved and/or connect the initiatives to the workforce development system. This information brief highlights some of the provisions that may be available for states and local areas to tap into to help address the transportation needs of job seekers with disabilities.

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10/05/11 03:04PM

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Basics of Disability Benefits

This tool, developed by the One-Stop Ticket Success Project, provides a basic overview of Social Security disability benefits and the impact of employment on both cash and medical benefits. It can be used both by One-Stop Career Center staff to provide guidance to customers, as well as a handout for customers. It is intended to provide basic information that will help allay concerns individuals may have regarding benefit issues, and in turn provide encouragement to participate in Ticket to Work. The handout makes clear that benefit experts should be consulted for more comprehensive information. This tool can be used as is. However, it is suggested that Workforce Investment systems and One-Stop Career Centers add additional information to the flyer, including their specific Medicaid threshold level, and contact information for the local Work Incentive Planning and Assistance project and similar resources.

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10/09/11 04:28PM

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Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success"

"Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success," is a curriculum which focuses on teaching "soft" or workforce readiness skills to youth,including youth with disabilities. Created for youth development professionals as an introduction to workplace interpersonal and professional skills, the curriculum is targeted for youth ages 14 to 21 in both in-school and out-of-school environments. The basic structure of the program is modular, hands-on activities that focus on six key skill areas: communication, enthusiasm and attitude, teamwork, networking, problem solving and critical thinking, and professionalism.

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02/20/12 04:18PM

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Career Pathway Toolkit

Learn how to develop effective partnerships in order to build Career Pathways in your community, region, or State. This newly released guide provides a step-by-step outline, with integral tools, that you can use when convening workforce, education, human and social services, employers, organized labor and other partners.

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03/30/12 03:18PM

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Disability Benefits Assistance Information and Resources

The One-Stop Ticket Success Project has created tools to assist One-Stop Career Centers and other workforce development programs to assist and provide guidance on how to manage benefits in a way that enables an individual to go to work, earn income, and reduce reliance on cash benefits, while maintaining essential benefits such as health care. With the suspension in operations by the Work Incentive Planning and Assistance (WIPA) Programs, these resources are particularly critical. They include a listing of various resources on benefit issues.

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08/13/12 04:01PM

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The Basics of Social Security Disability Benefits Template

The One-Stop Ticket Success Project has created tools to assist One-Stop Career Centers and other workforce development programs to assist and provide guidance on how to manage benefits in a way that enables an individual to go to work, earn income, and reduce reliance on cash benefits, while maintaining essential benefits such as health care. With the suspension in operations by the Work Incentive Planning and Assistance (WIPA) Programs, these resources are particularly critical. They include a template that can be used as a guide by staff and as a handout for customers on the basics of benefits that can be modified with state specific information.

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08/14/12 05:06PM

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A Toolkit for Counting Homeless Youth

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority and the California Homeless Youth Project recently released a resource to help communities conduct targeted counts of youth experiencing homelessness called, "A Toolkit for Counting Homeless Youth." The toolkit includes principles for successfully counting youth, how to mobilize for support, elements to include during the planning phase of a count, and much more. The toolkit is based upon the experiences of advocates from the Los Angeles Continuum of Care.

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08/21/12 01:19PM

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Online Work Readiness Assessment (OWRA) Tool, 2013

Online Work Readiness Assessment (OWRA) Tool, 2013 OWRA is a Web-based suite of resources, tools, assessments, and guidelines that help case managers engage participants in work-focused activities that lead to long-term self-sufficiency. OWRA provides case managers with the tools, methodology, and process to ask the assessment questions, integrate new participants into the TANF program, and strengthen service delivery linkages with other agencies.

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03/31/13 04:48PM

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Disability Benefits Assistance Information and Resources

This document was prepared by the One-Stop Ticket Success Project. As Job Center staff and customers with disabilities have questions regarding benefit issues, the resources included in this document can assist and provide guidance on how to manage benefits in a way that enables an individual to go to work, earn income, and reduce reliance on cash benefits (i.e., checks from Social Security), while maintaining essential benefits such as health care.

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04/08/13 04:23PM

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The Basics of Social Security Disability Benefits

This document from the One-Stop Ticket Success Project discusses two Social Security Disability Programs: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). The document represents a one-page side by side chart that includes information for both on: requirements to qualify, medical coverage, effect of income on cash benefits, effect of income on medical benefits, and examples of available work incentives to manage benefits.

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04/08/13 04:28PM

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Designing and Delivering an Asset Summit to improve Asset Development Outcomes for Individuals with Disabilities and Others with Challenges to Employment

This Toolkit was compiled by the national technical assistance and training provider under the Disability Employment Initiative (DEI), which is funded and administered by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).

The materials provided within this document are designed to assist partners and staff within the American Job Center Network, including Disability Resource Coordinators, to address the challenges in advancing employment options for individuals with disabilities and others with challenges to employment and in moving forward with options that enhance their long-term economic self-sufficiency. Asset development strategies include various approaches such as use of individual development accounts, implementation of financial literacy training for youth and adults, utilization of favorable tax provisions and Social Security work incentives, and application of self-directed benefit and resource accounts.

Local communities typically encompass myriad asset development partners that are, often, working together to improve the financial stability of low-wage workers within the community. These efforts generally target low-income workers. Individuals with disabilities are often not specifically targeted through these organizations’ outreach efforts due to misconceptions about their abilities to work, earn and save while maintaining public benefits. One way to increase outreach and service to individuals with disabilities is through building collaborative relationships with key entities within the financial, or asset building and disability communities through a local Asset Summit.

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04/10/13 01:40PM

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Developing Financial Fitness Fairs for Individuals with Disabilities & Others with Challenges to Employment

This Toolkit was compiled by the national technical assistance and training provider under the Disability Employment Initiative (DEI), which is funded and administered by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).

The materials provided within this document are designed to assist partners and staff within the American Job Center Network, including Disability Resource Coordinators, to address the challenges in advancing employment options for individuals with disabilities and others with challenges to employment and in moving forward with options that enhance their long-term economic self-sufficiency. Asset development strategies include various approaches such as use of individual development accounts, implementation of financial literacy training for youth and adults, utilization of favorable tax provisions and Social Security work incentives, and application of self-directed benefit and resource accounts.

Financial Fitness Fairs are designed to:
• Connect low-income workers, including individuals with disabilities and others in need of increased financial stability, with local programs and services with the mission to support them in increasing their economic self-sufficiency through work; and
• Provide these workers with access to financial literacy, consumer protection services, asset building programs and other anti-poverty efforts.

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04/10/13 01:46PM

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Ticket to Work Resource Guide: For Workforce Employment Networks

This resource guide, which was developed by the One-Stop Ticket Success Project, provides Workforce Employment Networks with the following information; ? Ticket to Work basics ? Common Names & Acronyms ? The Basics of Social Security Benefits ? First Step in EN Operations: EN Suitability ? Enrolling in the eProcesses- a Must! ? Service Delivery Flow Charts ? Understanding the Three Key EN Operational Tasks: ? Ticket Holder Identification: Marketing and Outreach o Ticket Assignment: Creating the Employment Plan o EN Payments: ePay, the Simplified Approach to EN Payments ? Additional Resources This guide is a fluid document and will be updated as needed.

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05/10/13 11:19AM

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Grad Nation and America’s Promise Alliance Publish New Guidebook for Increasing Graduation Rates

Grad Nation and America’s Promise Alliance Publish New Guidebook for Increasing Graduation Rates Grad Nation and America's Promise Alliance have released the updated Grad Nation Community Guidebook (Community Guidebook), a research-based toolkit for communities working to raise graduation rates and better support children and youth from birth through college. Created in collaboration with Civic Enterprises and the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University, the online guidebook created in conjunction with the annual Grad Nation report offers approaches and tools that all communities can incorporate at any stage in their work.

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07/01/13 12:06PM

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The Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success, issued "Funding Career Pathways and Career Pathway Bridges: A Federal Funding Guide Toolkit for States.

The Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success, issued "Funding Career Pathways and Career Pathway Bridges: A Federal Funding Guide Toolkit for States." This toolkit, provided by the U.S. Department of Labor, provides a guide for States and localities interested in developing a career pathways initiative. The toolkit centers around six key elements that are essential to developing an initiative. Promising practices are highlighted, and specific tools are included in this step by step, user friendly resource for human service administrators.

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09/30/13 01:38PM

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American Job Center Access Resource Guide

This guide was developed to provide American Job Centers and their partner agencies with relevant federal, state and local level information around their legal obligations and resources that can assist them in identifying and implementing effective accommodation strategies in serving and training job seekers who experience a disability.

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02/27/14 11:14AM

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Three DEI Examples of Integrated Services in AJCs for People with Disabilities

The descriptions below and attached documents were developed by three Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) states that provide exemplary examples of how job seekers with disabilities are being integrated into the intake and assessment processes when accessing Americas Job Centers, as well as identifying outstanding collaboration across partner organizations.

Iowa Workforce Development has developed an Integration Policies Handbook Strengthened partnership was required to meet the workforce challenges facing the State of Iowa in a climate of limited resources and threatened funding. And a model with greater flexibility was needed to facilitate better customer service and efficiency. Iowa Workforce Development has since undertaken the comprehensive development of a new service delivery model focused on quality integrated services to customers, as opposed to operating from program of funding silos. Iowa developed a comprehensive guide to on Integration Policies Handbook for their workforce system which is at: Iowa Integrated Policy Handbook

WIA Customer Flow: Madera County, California The attachment (CAMaderaCounty_CustomerFlow.docx) demonstrates how Madera County integrated the DEI project into its AJC service delivery customer flow. Prior to the DEI project, Madera County had multiple staff working with customers at different phases of their process. When they received the DEI project, they believed that a "cradle to grave" delivery model made the most sense for implementation. This required assigning one staff person to work with customers being connected to DEI strategies from beginning to end, which would minimize the number of times these individuals had to disclose their disability to staff.

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04/28/14 04:17PM

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WIA Customer Flow in Madeira County AJCs

The Madiera County, California workforce system developed a new customer service delivery process when they began to implement their Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) project into its American Job Centers’ (AJCs). Prior to the DEI project, Madera County had multiple staff working with customers at different phases of their process. When they received the DEI project, they believed that a "cradle to grave" delivery model made the most sense for implementation. This required assigning one staff person to work with customers being connected to DEI strategies from beginning to end, which would minimize the number of times these individuals had to disclose their disability to staff.

This delivery model was such a success that in July 2013, the Job Center transitioned the WIA process to this "cradle to grave" model as well. Staff were cross trained in various WIA processes, their titles changed, their responsibilities changed, and the customer flow changed to ensure that staff were serving all customers from beginning to end (i.e., this included eligibility assessment through employment).

A PDF document with flow chart is available by clicking on Download.

For more information, please contact: Maiknue Vang, Disability Resource Coordinator, CWIC Madera County Workforce Investment Corporation Madera County Workforce Assistance Center Ticket to Work Employment Network 559-662-4503 / mvang@maderaworkforce.org

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04/29/14 11:09AM

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Roadmap to Success (R2S) and Using Bestwork Assessment Tool - West Palm Beach, Florida,

Road Map to Success: West Palm Beach, Florida The Roadmap to Success (R2S) is a comprehensive six-stage process designed to increase CareerSource of Palm Beach County's capacity to help job seekers with disabilities to reach their full potential. The Roadmap to Success describes the Bestwork Assessment tool and how it is being used in the Job Centers. The six stage Roadmap to Success is available by clicking on Download.

For more information, contact: Maryann Macdonald Garrett, FCWP 3 Director, Client Services, Central Career Center 561.340.1060 ext. 2377 / Email: mgarrett@careersourcepbc.com

Gene Wheeler, Director, Organizational Development Center for Business Excellence 561.853.0181 ext. 2006 | gwheeler@careersourcepbc.com

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04/29/14 11:23AM

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Indiana DEI's Quick Guide for Federal Contractors on Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development's Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) has created a Quick Guide for Federal Contractors on Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act. This Quick Guide has been approved by the Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Section 503 prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in employment against individuals with disabilities, and requires these employers to take affirmative action to recruit, hire, promote and retain these individuals. The Quick Guide includes information on the new OFCCP requirements regarding the hiring of individuals with disabilities, Q & A's, resources, and other information that is pertinent to Federal contractors and their subcontractors.

Click on Download Now to view the the Quick Guide For Federal Contractors on Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act.

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07/07/14 04:50PM

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Iowa Integration Policies for Job Seekers with Disabilities - Promising Practice from the Workforce System

Iowa Workforce Development have developed and implemented an integrated policy model for job seekers with disabilities that has improved services for all workforce customers in Iowa. They developed their integrated policy, in part, through Iowa's Disability Employment Initiative Grant..

? The Iowa policy provides guidance to local workforce regions in being responsive to job seekers who disclose a disability in Iowa?s Integrated Service Delivery Model which supports the objective of full and effective inclusion of Iowans with disabilities in the employment service system and in the industry of their communities.

To view the Iowa Integrated Policies, please click on View Page Now.

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10/14/14 03:22PM

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Ticket to Work Resource Guide: For Workforce Employment Networks

This resource guide was developed by the National Disability Institute under its contract with the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) to provide technical assistance to Disability Employment Initiative and the workforce system at-large. It provides Workforce Employment Networks with the following information:

-- Ticket to Work basics -- The Basics of Social Security Benefits
-- First Step in EN Operations: EN Suitability
-- Enrolling in the eProcesses- a Must!
-- Service Delivery Flow Charts
-- Understanding the Three Key EN Operational Tasks: 1)Ticket Holder Identification - Marketing and Outreach; 2) Ticket Assignment - Creating the Employment Plan; 3) EN Payments - ePay, the Simplified Approach to EN Payments
-- Additional Resources

Please note: this Guide is a fluid document and will be updated as needed. To access a PDF version of the Guide, please click on Download Now.

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12/10/14 03:42PM

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APSE's WIOA State Plan Review Guide

The Association of People Supporting Employment (APSE) has developed and provided a guide for review of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) state plans. Prior to submission to the federal government, states must make plans available for comment by the full range of stakeholders and the general public, and make the plan available and accessible to the general public.

If the comment period for a state has not yet closed, this guide can provide assistance in the development of comments. If the state has already submitted its plan, this guide can still be used to understand and analyze the state’s intentions and priorities in implementation of WIOA.

To access this review guide, please click on View Page Now.

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01/27/16 10:44AM

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Toolkit and White Paper on Improving Transition Outcomes of Youth with Disabilities through Apprenticeship U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration Training and Employment Notice (TEN) No. 10-09, September 21st, 2009

This Training and Employment Notice (TEN) was sent from Assistant Secretary of the Employment and Training Administration, Jane Oates, on September 21st to all State Workforce Agencies, Workforce Liaisons, Apprenticeship Agency Directors and Field Technicians and state and regional Directors, Workforce Investment Boards and staff (both state and local). The purpose of this TEN is to disseminate a white paper and toolkit which focus on expanding apprenticeship opportunities for youth and young adults with disabilities. Access the URL to view and download this training and employment notice, which includes links to the following attachments: A: Improving Transition Outcomes of Youth with Disabilities by Increasing Access to Apprenticeship Opportunities B: Youth with Disabilities Entering the Workplace Through Apprenticeship: Introduction B1: Understanding Apprenticeship Basics B2: Preparing Youth and Young Adults for Apprenticeship Programs B3: Increasing the Participation of Young Adults with Disabilities in Apprenticeship Programs B4: Establishing New Apprenticeship Programs B5: What Apprenticeship Employers Need to Know About Working with Young Adults with Disabilities B6: Looking to Future Opportunities in Apprenticeship

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10/23/09 02:03PM

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Toolkit for Effective Front-Line Services To Youth

Improving Services and Performance: Toolkit for Effective Front-Line Services To Youth U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration http://www.doleta.gov/youth_services/Toolkit-improve.cfm Designed to enhance the quality of youth services, this Toolkit will be useful to all professionals assisting youth in developing the knowledge and skills to succeed in a demand-driven economy. This Toolkit was compiled by KRA Corporation, Silver Spring, MD and created under contracts with DOL/ETA. Unless otherwise noted, all material appearing in this Toolkit is in the public domain and may be reproduced or copied without permission. The content of this publication does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of KRA Corporation or the US Department of Labor/ETA. The Toolkit consists of 1) a Manual, which provides information about preparing youth, particularly the neediest youth, to become increasingly more self-sufficient; and 2) the training tools, which deliver the content described in the Manual through the presentation of modules. Each module includes presentation slides, group exercises, and a training guide designed to guide trainers in the delivery of the content described in the Manual. Modules can be presented individually, depending on training time available. PowerPoint slides have been included which will enable trainers to personalize their presentation(s).

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05/15/10 05:36PM

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America's Best: Toolkits for Hiring Veterans

The National Organization on Disability (NOD)has released a series of materials, "America's Best," to address the growing need for information and ideas that can help our nation's schools, training organizations, and workplaces make a welcoming, productive, and satisfying place for returning veterans and transitioning service members. These materials were created through a reconnaissance of employers and returning service members, performed in partnership with Give an Hour, a nonprofit organization that asks mental health professionals nationwide to donate an hour of their time each week to serve military personnel and their families. These Toolkits can be found at the NOD Web site (www.nod.org): Hiring America's Best Learning About America's Best Preparing America's Best Teaching America's Best Tools for America's Best

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04/22/11 02:24PM

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Sustainability Toolkit

The Employment and Training Administration's Office of Workforce Investment designed a "Sustainability ToolKit" for High Growth Job Training Initiative and Community-Based Job Training Grants. Although designed for these specific grant initiatives, it has applicability for most grantees. The Toolkit will help the grantee prepare for organizing an developing their sustainability plans, and includes materials highlighting potential strategies, promising practices, key questions, guides, and tips.

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08/02/11 11:29PM

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