DEI Peer Community of Learning: DEI as an Intersection for VR under WIOA
3:00 PM ~ 4:30 PM ET
This DEI Peer Community of Learning provided Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) grantees with an opportunity to discuss how the DEI can serve as an intersection for Vocational Rehabilitation under the Workforce Innovations and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
The Alaska DEI Project kicked off the discussion on strategies to strengthen partnerships with Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) by sharing their experience and challenges gaining buy-in with VR in their early DEI rounds. Nikki Powis, Alaska DEI Project Lead and Jim Kreatschman the Statewide Youth Transition Coordinator for Alaska’s VR will share how they have leveraged opportunities offered by DEI and grown a much more symbiotic relationship as they have transitioned into WIOA.
Nikki Powis, State Project Lead, Alaska DEI
Jim Kreatschman, Alaska Statewide Youth Coordinator for VR