Through an injection of new funds, ApprenticeshipUSA is enabling states to partner with job-driven industries to develop innovative strategies to increase apprenticeship opportunities. This webinar will highlight how apprenticeship programs can enable employment service providers who support people with disabilities to foster collaboration with employers to create apprenticeship opportunities in local communities. These partnerships will offer a proven path to good, secure middle-class jobs for people with disabilities who are traditionally underrepresented in these opportunities. We will also discuss how employers might approach providing accommodations for apprentices who have disabilities.
As an Employment Service Professional, you are charged with meeting the needs of both employers and job seekers. Join Diversity Partners faculty Jeffrey Tamburo, to learn more about the importance of enhancing your value to employers in order to establish and sustain relationships. Then hear from Michelle Krefft, Resource Manager for Business Services for Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services, as she describes her real world experiences with employers, along with strategies to assess and meet the needs of businesses.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) has presented a new challenge to workforce development professionals: affirmatively recruit and offer services to more job seekers with disabilities. This webinar will highlight information from the Diversity Partners online modules that can help workforce development professionals achieve greater inclusion of job seekers with disabilities.
As an employment services professional, building relationships with employers is a critical skill to help job seekers with disabilities find work. This relationship usually begins with a conversation about employer needs, and/or the qualifications of a job seeker to meet those needs. Join Diversity Partners faculty Kathleen Lee, and Rick Laferriere, Lead Manager of Workforce Initiatives at CVS Health, for an interactive presentation on the “dos” and “don’ts” of engaging with employers on behalf of job seekers with disabilities.