Louisiana’s Demand-Driven Workforce Investment Plan (Workforce Investment Act & the Wagner-Peyser Act)

Louisiana

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Policy
Vocational Rehabilitation
“As a mandated partner in the Workforce Investment Act, the Vocational Rehabilitation Program is instrumental in meeting the workforce needs of individuals with disabilities in the state of Louisiana. The purpose of the VR Program is, in part, ‘to empower individuals with disabilities to maximize employment, economic self-sufficiency, independence, and inclusion and integration into society.’ The VR Program operates a statewide comprehensive program to assess, plan, develop and provide vocational rehabilitation services for individuals with disabilities, ‘consistent with their strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests and informed choice, so that such individuals may prepare for and engage in gainful employment.’”
 
W-P Section 8(b) 20 CFR 652.211 
“The state has designated at least one person in each state or Federal employment office to promote and develop employment opportunities, job counseling, and placement for individuals with disabilities.”
 
Systems: 
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
Topics: 
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
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