NTACT News

Upcoming Webinars:

Webinar from WINTAC Pre-ETS Team

“Pre-Employment Transition Services: State Implementation – Three State Strategies, Challenges, and Lesson Learned”

In this recorded webinar, the WINTAC Pre-Employment Transition Services team along with representatives from Alaska, Maryland, and Nebraska share their implementation strategies and challenges related to implementation of Section 113 (Pre-Employment Transition Services) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Closed Captioning will stream during the recording. A copy of the transcript is also available upon request. Presentation materials are available for download once registered. Please be sure to complete the evaluation located in the Weblinks pod on the site. One CRC credit will be awarded upon completion and submission of your evaluation.

Event: Pre-Employment Transition Services: State Implementation – Three State Strategies, Challenges, and Lesson Learned

When: On Demand

Presenters: WINTAC Pre-ETS team, Alaska, Maryland, and Nebraska

Audio Conference Details:Please make sure that your computer speakers are turned on the volume is on to hear this presentation.

To register now, please visit the following link:

https://gwcrcre.adobeconnect.com/preetsstateimplementation/event/registration.html

WIOA Series

RSA is hosting a series of on-­‐demand webinars focused on Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) implementation.  The first, “RSA 911: Introduction to Data Collection and Reporting Requirements” is available now.  RSA plans to develop two other presentations for this series.

ICI Researchers Seek Participants for Facebook Employment Focus Group

Researchers involved in the Strand 1 of the Individual Family Information Needs and Family-Employment-System Interactions project are seeking individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to participate in an online employment forum.  Forum members will discuss their experiences working through the transition into the workforce, including assessing the needs, abilities, and interests of themselves and their family members.

Specific topics will include navigating vocational rehabilitation, and how individuals and their family members find information relating to the transition process.  For this focus group, we are going to be using a private Facebook group, which has the benefit of easy access and anonymity.

If you know of anybody who might like to participate, or a network that might provide wider access to this focus group, please distribute this link, which provides a screening survey and consent form to participate:

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2163131/Online-Focus-Group-Screening-Tool

If you have any questions, please contact John Shepard at john.shepard@umb.edu or at 617-287-4345.  Thank you!