Are you looking for an opportunity to engage with peers locally and nationally across the workforce system to pilot innovative solutions to address disability and employment issues? ETA is pleased to announce a Workforce Innovation Cohort focused on three topic areas:1) Accessibility; 2) Customer Service; and 3) Employer Engagement. This is a unique opportunity to brainstorm and develop solutions together to support individuals with disabilities enter, stay in, or return to the labor force.

Overall, the goal of our Workforce Innovation Cohort is to collectively brainstorm and develop solutions together across WIOA core programs and other key partners in your state or local area to address the following challenge questions: 

  • Accessibility Cohort – How might we further maximize physical and programmatic access for customers with disabilities using the services of an American Job Center?
  • Customer Service Cohort – How might we ensure individuals with disabilities experience seamless customer service across WIOA programs at American Job Centers?
  • Employer Engagement Cohort – How might we more effectively engage employers with recruiting, hiring, and training job seekers with disabilities as an integrated strategy of the American Job Center Service Delivery?

If your state or local area is interested in participating in one of these three cohorts, we encourage you to apply!  To get started, there are three simple steps to follow:

STEP 1: Announcement – Workforce Innovation Cohort on Disability and Employment:  Please review the three-page announcement in detail to further understand how the cohort may benefit you, topics that could get addressed to support our challenge questions, the cohort process, and membership guidelines. 

STEP 2: Application Planning Document: Workforce Innovation Cohort on Disability and Employment:  Please review the Application Planning Document to learn more about the cohort timeline commitment and an overview of the cohort application and questions. 

STEP 3: Application for Workforce Innovation Cohort on Disability and Employment:  You know the full background and you are ready to apply!  This links you to the actual application.

The application deadline has ended.