New York Disability Employment Initiative Round 6

New York

“NYDEI will hire four Disability Resource Coordinators and focus on health care and technology/manufacturing and:

  1. increase employment, retention and wage outcomes through aligned services and expanded partnerships;
  2. assist jobseekers through training and support in navigating Career Development (WDBs/AJCs), Education and Training (Community Colleges) and Disability Service Resources (VR, developmental services, benefits counseling, Ticket to Work, etc.);
  3. increase credential attainment through strengthened academic transitions incorporating innovative program design and delivery through postsecondary and/or industry-recognized credentials; and
  4. increase work- based training approaches.

Systems change activities include:

  1. expanded access to technical training and education in industry sectors;
  2. increasing the number and type of businesses employing individuals with disabilities with a focus on emerging and in-demand job clusters;
  3. expanding AJC capacity to use core, intensive, and training services as a part of Integrated Resource Teams;
  4. increasing partnerships to strengthen alignment, braid and blend resources, integrate expertise, and actively engage businesses to improve services and outcomes; and
  5. developing policies and practices to increase participation in job training and career pathways by all New Yorkers including those with disabilities.”
State Policies & Initiatives: 
Systems-Change Funding
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging
  • WIOA
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