• Do WIOA programs seek support and expertise from VR and other disability organizations to share information with employers on their Return on Investment (ROI) and other benefits of hiring people with disabilities?

Actions (to take individually or as a team)

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.