The Workforce Innovation Cohort on Disability and Employment has been launched with 18 states from across the country to address disability and employment issues. The state or local teams are comprised of a cross-section of WIOA core program partners and other key stakeholders that will focus on three topic areas: Accessibility, Customer Service, and Employer Engagement.
Each of the teams will engage in peer learning activities to pilot innovative solutions. One way this will get accomplished is by each team collectively responding to challenge questions to further discuss, brainstorm, and reflect ideas together. We welcome all visitors to this page in an effort to share a few leading resources that get referenced by the cohort as we all work together to increase the prosperity of people with disabilities.
- Workforce Innovation Cohort on Disability and Employment: A visual map of the 18 states participating in the cohort.
: Link to the Accessibility Cohort Team Page. This team will address the following challenge question: How might we further maximize physical and programmatic access for customers with disabilities using the services of an American Job Center?
Customer Service Cohort
: Link to the Customer Service Cohort Team Page. This team will address the following challenge question: How might we ensure individuals with disabilities experience seamless customer service across WIOA programs?
Employer Engagement Cohort
: Link to the Employer Engagement Cohort Team Page. The team will address the following challenge question: 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?