New Mexico Workforce Investment Act Title I Wagner-Peyser Act (2012-2017)

New Mexico

Long-term strategies to improve outcomes of individuals with disabilities include the support of Disability Coordinators in Workforce Connection Centers. The purpose of the Disability Coordinator is to promote a collaborative and coordinated approach to employment services for persons with disabilities. Disability Coordinators are trained in best practices for serving persons with disabilities and are able to assist them with assistive technology. In addition, they are charged with increasing employer awareness and making a business case for hiring people with disabilities. The Disability Coordinators are merit based state staff and funded partially with Wagner Peyser 10% funds.

 

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Training/Capacity Building
Systems: 
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics: 
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
Other: 
  • New Mexico Workforce Connection
Date Enacted: 
09/13/2012
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