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Coordination Between Systems

Questions (to answer individually or as a team)

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  • Do your AJC Business Services teams actively partner with VR and/or other disability partners for a coordinated approach with employers?
  • Do AJCs host job fairs/recruitment events that they proactively promote to disability partners and people with disabilities?
  • Do AJCs join and collaborate on offering diversity fairs and other job fairs that promote qualified individuals with disabilities?

Actions (to take individually or as a team)

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  • Learn if/how your state/local VR and disability partners work with AJC business services staff to identify sector/industry needs, develop jobs, create apprenticeships, provide training and OJT opportunities, and/or support Stay-at-Work and Return-to-Work
  • Learn how other regions nationally are successfully joining forces in their work with employers to increase employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
  • Explore real-life examples of how VR and other disability employment partners identify opportunities for the customization of jobs.
  • Research how business needs are assessed with employers and how VR and other disability employment partners may work together to identify opportunities for qualified individuals with disabilities.
  • Explore forming cross-agency Business Services teams to increase career opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
  • Research how VR and workforce systems determine if an individual is eligible for an OJT and if they have leveraged resources for people with disabilities to benefit from an OJT.
  • Identify apprenticeships, internships, and other work-based learning experiences that might be available through AJCs, VR, schools, community colleges, and other institutes of higher education.
  • Research Career Pathways initiatives in your state/region, and explore opportunities for the inclusion of youth and adults with disabilities.

Examples

Resources

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