Wednesday, September 12, 2018 1:00 PM ~ 2:30 PM ET

The Ticket to Work program provides individuals with disabilities receiving disability benefits opportunities to return to work, stay employed and increase earnings. As a result, beneficiaries with disabilities may reduce their dependency on public benefits and become more economically self-sufficient. This webinar focuses on how Ticket to Work operates and the different partnership models now available consistent with the goals of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).


This webinar will provide participants both a basic understanding and insights about new developments regarding the streamlined processes between public workforce entities and the Ticket to Work program. After an introductory interagency leadership message from the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Social Security Administration, this webinar will be broken out in two parts:
  1. Presenters will provide a macro perspective outlining the Ticket to Work mission, insights about the Ticket holders themselves as customers, the responsibilities of Employment Networks (ENs) as front-line administrators, and how improved field integration can be fostered through the Partnership Plus model.  This will also include an overview of the potential financial benefits of public workforce entities becoming an EN and the administrative services now available to provide support.
  2. Presenters will drill down further by highlighting the different EN models available to administer Ticket to Work in the field.  Presenters will share their insights on the reasons their entity became an EN to administer Ticket to Work, the current benefits to their agency and its customers stemming from this partnership, and describe their current experience in being an EN.


David Jones, Workforce Analyst, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration


Brandi Brooks, Program Coordinator, Ticket to Work Program, South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce

Patrick Mannix, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy

Ana Morales, Employment Network Development / Ticket to Work Program Manager for Social Security Administration, Maximus

Kevin Nickerson, Ticket to Work Program Coordinator Consultant and ADEN Co-Director, National Disability Institute

Lauren Parker, Senior Director, Ticket to Work Program, The SkillSource Group, Inc.

Robert Pfaff, Deputy Associate Commissioner, U.S. Social Security Administration, Office of Research, Demonstration, and Employment Support 

Nancy Stensgard, Disability Resource Coordinator, Rural Minnesota CEP / Workforce Center