Webinar – WIOA Title I for VR Professionals: Shared Goals and Potentials for Partnership

Two Youth at Computer

This webinar was designed to help vocational rehabilitation (VR) professionals gain a full understanding of Title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), with an emphasis on portions relating to youth activities. After an introduction to WIOA and the WIOA Title I Youth (WIOA Youth) program, facilitators described ways the WIOA Youth program can assist the VR system achieve employment outcomes. In addition, participants heard directly from a state that has demonstrated success in facilitating partnerships between VR and WIOA Title I programs.

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Learning Objectives

  1. Learned how to leverage WIOA programs to benefit youth with disabilities;
  2. Identified methods of tapping into WIOA Youth resources to serve youth with disabilities; and
  3. Explored how to connect youth with disabilities to services provided under Title I—Workforce.

Thomas Showalter, Executive Director, National Youth Employment Coalition (NYEC)
Kate O’Sullivan, Senior Advisor, NYEC
Alyssa Klein, Transition Specialist, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
Michelle Ufford, Executive Director, Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training (NEMOJT)
Kim Osmani, Technical Assistance Liaison, Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Youth Technical Assistance Center (Y-TAC)

This webinar a apart of the Y-TAC Winter 2019 Webinar Series -Partnership Possibilities for Vocational Rehabilitation & Workforce Professionals