Wednesday, February 20, 2019 3:00 PM ~ 4:30 PM ET
The road to Inclusive Career Pathways can be difficult for stakeholders and workforce professionals to navigate. The destination is achieving Employment and Economic Self-Sufficiency for people with disabilities. Getting there is the tricky part. To guide you on your route, the LEAD Center has created an online tool that contains the questions to ask, the actions to take and the resources and examples that will lead the way.
LEAD Center staff will walk attendees through the easy-to-use online tool, which draws together a collection of information from multiple states, including strategies collected nationally from Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) projects and LEAD’s work on the Promising Practices in Achieving Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity: A Section 188 Disability Reference Guide. This information informs the “drivers” behind the “road signs” (or categories) on the road to Inclusive Career Pathways, focused on Capacity Building, Accessibility, Partnerships, Youth, and Employer Connections.LEAD Center staff, Federal partners, and state leaders will highlight ways to use the Roadmap to strengthen their Career Pathways programs and partnerships, making their services more inclusive for youth and adults with disabilities and others who experience barriers to employment.