• How are state/local WIOA partners integrating Guideposts for Success for youth with disabilities, within and across all WIOA Programs (i.e., Career Preparation, Connecting Activities, School Preparation, Youth Development and Leadership, and Family Involv
  • How do WIOA Youth staff work with training providers and employers to create opportunities to hire qualified youth with disabilities?
  • What soft skills approaches and training programs are available to support youth, including youth with disabilities (e.g., Skills to Pay the Bills)?
  • Do workforce programs for youth set high expectations, promote informed choice, teach independent living skills, support competitive integrated employment, and promote cross-agency transition planning?

Actions (to take individually or as a team)

  • Explore if/how your state/local workforce system and WIOA partners incorporate the Guideposts for Success elements listed above into their programs and Individual Employment Plans (IEPs)/Individualized Plans for Employment (IPEs).
  • Learn how AJCs and WIOA youth programs use individual transition plans to drive continuing education and post-secondary education for youth with disabilities.
  • Learn how youth in your workforce system gain access to specific individual learning accommodations while they are in school, and how they apply to employment, job training and continuing education.
  • Research critical resources that influence career choices for youth with disabilities, including work incentive/benefits counseling, disability-related work supports, accommodation requirements, and assistive technology needs.