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Region4 partner presentation


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Region4 partner presentation

  1. 1. Workforce Solutions Career Offices
  2. 2. Workforce Solutions- Gulf Coast <ul><li>29 Career Offices </li></ul>13 Surrounding Counties
  3. 3. Claudia Magallan CWP, Disability Navigator <ul><li>System-wide Disability Navigator </li></ul><ul><li>Ensures that customers with disabilities are able to utilize all the services offered by Workforce Solutions. </li></ul><ul><li>Train and support career office staff providing employment services to customers with disabilities.  </li></ul><ul><li>At the request of Employer Services staff, may provide employers with information on hiring and providing accommodations for job seekers with disabilities. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>What is a Disability Navigator? </li></ul><ul><li>Resource, </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship Builder </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitator </li></ul><ul><li>Systems Change Agent </li></ul><ul><li>What a Navigator is Not… </li></ul><ul><li>Case Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Community Work Incentive Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist (DARS) </li></ul><ul><li>Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist (DARS) </li></ul>
  5. 5. How Can Your Organization Benefit from Using Workforce Solutions Services? <ul><li>Job leads </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced labor market knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Stronger employer relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Access to training programs </li></ul><ul><li>Access to VR and other community partners </li></ul><ul><li>Access to computers, technology, internet </li></ul><ul><li>Computerized assessments, data bases, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Job readiness and other workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure to integrated settings </li></ul><ul><li>Expansion of resources </li></ul>
  6. 6. 3 Tiers of Career Offices Services <ul><li>Basic: Services available to everyone at no charge </li></ul><ul><li>Expanded: For individuals who are unable to successfully obtain employment through basic services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More customized to needs of individuals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must meet eligibility criteria </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wide variety of funding streams </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training : For individuals who are unable to successfully obtain employment through basic & expanded services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must meet eligibility criteria </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Typically funded by various funds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(example: under the Work Investment Act (WIA)) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Jobs and Careers </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals with Disabilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FAQ’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct links to DARS & HCIL </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>As part of the statewide Texas Workforce Solutions network, we partner with the Texas Workforce Commission and other workforce boards in the largest job-matching database in the state-- . </li></ul>
  9. 9. Accommodations Available at Workforce Solutions Career Offices <ul><li>Accessible Workstation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reader Software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(JAWS) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magnifying Software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(ZoomText, Magnifier) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Large Print Keyboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trackball Mouse </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sign Language Interpreters upon request </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Must be requested at least 3 days in advance) </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. In working with Career Offices Remember… <ul><li>System is designed to work with high volume of customers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In 2010, Workforce Solutions provided </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employment services to 439,551 individuals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business services to 37,491 employers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outplacement services to 78 employers that had to downsize or close their businesses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outplacement services to 9,095 workers who lost their jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial aid totaling $140 million for job training, child care assistance and job related support services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial aid that benefited a daily average of 31,000 children </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Getting Started <ul><li>Visit </li></ul><ul><li>Visit your local Workforce Solutions Office </li></ul><ul><li>Register in </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with a counselor at a career office </li></ul><ul><li>Attend job readiness workshops </li></ul>
  12. 12. Questions? Comments? Remarks?
  13. 13. “ I am a firm believer that relationships count more than institutions. It’s because you know someone that you start to care about their issues.” <ul><li>Lenny Zakim </li></ul>