Virginia Disability Employment Initiative Round VIII


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Systems-Change Funding

“VA DEI will fund four Disability Resource Coordinators and implement activities in the Northern Virginia Region that will build on existing career pathways with a focus on the Information Technology (IT) sector that have been developed by the local partners. The project will also expand on work currently underway by Northern Virginia Community College and its adult education partners to customize a bridge program that will connect low-skilled adults to college level IT programming through an integrated education and training program. Key activities will include the analysis of existing adult education and community college IT curricula and instructional practices to ensure accessibility according to Universal Design Principles, development of fully accessible career assessments for use by local partners, and alignment across all instructional programs that lead to ever higher levels of credential attainment among program participants. The regional industry sector model will be applicable to other career pathways. Targeted industry sectors will include Information Technology.”

  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • WIOA
  • Virginia Community College System
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