Local Area V will strategically align its workforce development programs to ensure that employment and training services provided by the core programs identified in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Workforce Development, Wagner-Peyser, Vocational Rehabilitation and Adult Education) are coordinated and complementary so that job seekers acquire skills and credentials that meet employers’ needs.
We will work with our core program partners to facilitate the development of career pathways, especially within targeted industry sectors, as a strategy to help individuals of all skill levels, including those with disabilities to complete the education and training they need to obtain industry recognized credentials and to meet the skills requirement of businesses and in-demand industries and occupations.
We will improve services to individuals with disabilities to increase their access to high quality workforce services and prepare them for competitive integrated employment.
We promote the integration of adult education with occupational education and training to emphasize activities within basic skills and literacy programs that increase an individual’s ability to transition to postsecondary education and obtain employment.
We provide education and training activities that effectively use technology, including distance learning, linked social media, telephone, instant messaging and video chat to increase the amount and quality of learning.
We will reinforce connections with registered apprenticeship and pre apprenticeship programs as these programs are proven models that provide workers with career pathways and opportunities to be earned while they learn.