Navigating the Path to a Successful Career: New Opportunities for Youth with Disabilities

Sep. 1, 2017 Navigating the Path to a Successful Career: New Opportunities for Youth with Disabilities

Youth and students in foster care and the juvenile justice system with disabilities often come across difficulties obtaining employment and other resources. In Philadelphia the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), passed by the United States Department of Labor and Employment Training Administration (ETA) in July 22, 2017, will require that each state provide 15% of their federal funding to implement “pre-employment transition services” to youth with disabilities. Although WIOA is not specific to foster care and juvenile justice system-involved youth, these services will provide an opportunity for work readiness and self-advocacy skills, job shadowing, and possible paid internships and for local organizations to work together to ensure youth success within the community.

Resources:

Click here to read the full article.

Read the report on Improving Access to Career Pathways for Philadelphia’s Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice System Involved Youth.

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