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Embrace the Mandate for Career Exploration

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was designed to help youth with disabilities make a smooth transition from high school to employment or higher education. To make smooth transitions a reality, WIOA asks Vocational Rehabilitation and Education agencies to collaborate to prepare youth with disabilities for their next steps, starting as early as age …

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Education Associates Announces WIOA Solutions for Pre-ETS Services

  Project Discovery’s Life and Work Skills Solutions prepare students to be workforce ready. This year U.S. schools, job coaches, vocational rehabilitation counselors and transition coordinators are working hard to comply with the new Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) mandates.  Education Associates has designed a new WIOA Solution Package to …

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In-School Cafe Build’s Students’ Resumes

High five to Spectrum Academy! The Pleasant Grove, Utah charter high school for students with Autism recently opened an in-school restaurant to empower students with resume-ready job skills prior to graduation. Students completely run the café, from greeting customers and taking orders to preparing the food and setting prices. “It feels kind of like I’m …

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Victoria Campbell Paves the Way for Pennsylvania Students to Become Job and Life Ready

          “Every one of my kids is walking out of my class with a resume.” Victoria Campbell, a Transition Coordinator at the Alleghany Intermediate Unit’s Sunrise School in Monroeville, PA, is opening doors for students with special needs through pre-employment transition services. By developing a strong partnership between the schools, Vocational Rehabilitation …

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WIOA Pre-ETS Solutions for Success

To address WIOA Pre-ETS requirements, classroom instruction that allows for exploration and skill development is essential in a student’s movement from school to the community.  Exploration needs to be varied and progressive – jobs and careers explored in the classroom need to relate to opportunities found in the greater community.  Instruction needs to be engaging …

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What is WIOA?

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) places a significant emphasis on the provision of services to youth with disabilities.  It emphasizes the need for youth with disabilities to have more opportunities to practice and improve their workplace skills, to consider their career interests and to get real world work experience. It also requires vocational …

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Wisconsin Partners With Vocational Rehab and High Schools for Pre-ETS Success

At the recent Texas Conference on Transition, experts from across the country weighed in what the WIOA mandate for Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) means in practice. Again and again, presenters commented that though implementation may look a little different everywhere, collaboration between public school special education classrooms and local vocational rehabilitation counselors will be key …

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Minnesota Embraces Mandates and Seeks Funding for WIOA Pre-Employment Services

  WIOA recognizes that individuals can’t simply be thrust into the workforce without proper preparation. A recent article in The Minnesota Post highlights that additional state funding is necessary to achieve the worthy pre-employment transition goals of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). WIOA legislates a framework for fostering employment for all individuals, including those with disabilities. Currently, …

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What Is WIOA? – Introducing #EmbraceTheMandate

What exactly is WIOA? WIOA is the acronym for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, a federal law signed in 2014 and implemented in 2015. Totaling just under 300 pages, WIOA both reauthorizes and reforms pieces of the 1998 Workforce Investment Act.  Adults have always been covered under the law. Now, youth with disabilities and …

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School to Business Partnerships Prepare Students with Special Needs

  For ten years, Betsy Gentry worked as a Transition Coordinator in the Special Education Department of the Bradley County School District in Cleveland, TN. Because of her insight and the support of local businesses, many high school students with special needs now work in the community. Teaching Best Practices to Special Education Teachers Today, …

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