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State Workforce Systems that are Making Equal Opportunity a Priority: Missouri, Virginia, California - Series 2 of 3

Wednesday, April 04, 2018
3:00pm - 4:30pm ET

In the second webinar, representatives from three States share their motivations, strategies, challenges and actions in implementing effective AJC Certification procedures, with Section 188 as the framework. Missouri’s commitment to Section 188 implementation is emphasized through the State’s increased funding, strengthened partnerships and statewide training efforts, all designed to ensure equal opportunities for a diversity of customers. Virginia’s diverse, action-oriented WIOA taskforce is influencing policy, clarifying roles of partners and leveraging promising practices from the State’s DEI to improve programmatic access and outcomes for individuals with disabilities. Finally, California is employing two levels of AJC Certification that motivates AJCs to more strategically evaluate programmatic accessibility and develop continuous improvement plans that demonstrate ongoing priorities and progress.

OBJECTIVES: By attending this webinar, participants learn current effective strategies that may be replicated in other workforce regions to ensure equal opportunity compliance and expanded programmatic access to individuals with disabilities, including:

  • Increasing funding towards a State’s EO program,
  • Leveraging expertise from diverse workforce, disability and community partners to influence policy and procedures that increase physical and programmatic access,
  • Initiating statewide training efforts around Section 188, especially programmatic access,
  • Leveraging promising practices from a State’s DEI or other disability-related initiatives to improve outcomes for individuals with disabilities, and
  • Employing AJC Certification processes that motivate AJCs to more strategically evaluate accessibility and develop continuous improvement plans that demonstrate progress.

This webinar was originally scheduled for March 21, 2018 but was rescheduled to April 4, 2018.