Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA) “A New Focus on Transition: New Federal Regulations and New Initiatives Focus on Younger Clients”

Georgia

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Policy

“Georgia’s Career Pathways to Work: Explore, Engage and Employ (E3) initiative. Funded through a $4.7 million grant —stretched over five years — E3 is broken down into three components, and they follow the path of the student or young person as they prepare for a career. The first “Explore” phase encourages students and youth to begin exploring the world of work and possible career goals, learning about soft skills and how benefits work. The next phase, “Engage,” takes it a step further, allowing students to begin to participate in the world of work. In this phase, they’ll learn self-advocacy and the kind of skills that are required for different jobs. And the last phase, “Employ,” is broken down into two different phases in its own right. The first will focus on pre-employment services, preparing students to submit resumes and applications. The second looks at on-the-job accommodations, continuing education and the possibility of career advancement.”

Systems: 
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics: 
  • School-to-Work Transition
Other: 
  • the Poses Family Foundation, the Georgia State University Center for Leadership in Disability, the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, the Southeast ADA, Parent to Parent of Georgia
Date Enacted: 
08/01/2016
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