ETA is pleased to announce three upcoming webinars on AJC Certification and WIOA Section 188 to be jointly facilitated by the technical assistance teams from the Disability Employment Initiative and the LEAD Center. There are three key objectives: 1) Understand the link between WIOA with Section 188 in connection with compliance procedures and the certification process; 2) Learn replicable strategies from peers; 3) Identify key state/local stakeholders and partners to maximize success.
For each webinar in this series, the following includes the topic, date and time, along with the link to access online registration.
  • WIOA from a Disability Perspective & Section 188: A Powerful Foundation for Access - March 7, 2018 / 3:00 - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
    Click here to access the archive webinar.
  • State Workforce Systems that Are Making Equal Opportunity a Priority: Missouri, Virginia, California - April 4, 2018 / 3:00 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time
    This webinar was originally scheduled for March 21, 2018 but was rescheduled to April 4, 2018.
    Representatives from three States share their motivations, strategies, challenges and actions in implementing AJC Certification procedures, with Section 188 as the framework. Missouri’s commitment is emphasized through increased funding, strengthened partnerships and statewide training efforts designed to ensure equal opportunities for a diversity of customers. Virginia’s diverse, action-oriented WIOA taskforce is influencing policy, clarifying roles of partners and leveraging promising practices from the State’s DEI to improve programmatic access and outcomes for individuals with disabilities. California is employing two levels of AJC Certification that motivates AJCs to more strategically evaluate programmatic accessibility and develop continuous improvement plans. Click here to register.
  • Achieving 188 Compliance & AJC Certification: Key Strategies & Actions from Policy to Procedures - April 30, 2018 / 3:00 - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
    This webinar was originally scheduled for April 4, 2018 but was rescheduled to April 30, 2018.
    The final webinar will give a snapshot of the foundation set by WIOA’s disability-related provisions and Section 188. The most impactful strategies across all three states will be highlighted, including which partners have been essential to each region’s Section 188 implementation and AJC Certification. Action steps will be defined to help States assess where they fall along the spectrum of implementing Section 188 and AJC Certification, as well as the steps they may take to improve physical and programmatic access, build partnerships and increase employment outcomes of individuals with disabilities. Click here to register.