Michigan to get federal help in improving job opportunities for people with disabilities


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Training/Capacity Building

“LANSING Michigan will receive federal help to put into practice a statewide strategy helping people with disabilities find jobs.

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley's office said Tuesday that Michigan will receive 300 hours of training, both in person and online, from the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy as part of a national effort called Employment First targeted at helping people with disabilities find employment. Michigan signed on to the effort in 2015 via an executive order that Calley signed. 

The program is intended to help create competitive and integrated job opportunities for disabled residents by encouraging employers to create such opportunities, as well as help state agencies that serve people with disabilities and workforce development purposes to coordinate policy goals.

The federal assistance is in the form of training and technical help, not funding, Calley spokeswoman Laura Biehl said. A news release from the Office of Disability Employment Policy indicates Michigan will receive training in capacity building and transitioning from school to work.”

  • Other
  • Employer Engagement
  • State of Michigan; US Department of Labor
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