LP - Disability Resource Coordinators (DRCs): Tools and Resources
DEI projects hire or designate Disability Resource Coordinators (DRCs) to work with the local and state-level DEI project leadership to carry out the goals of the DEI including implementation of the strategic approaches identified in the project’s statement of work. DRCs have disability-related and workforce knowledge skills, experience, and abilities that can be applied to implementing the project design at the local level.
- Assist in identifying and leveraging disability-related resources and partners to support career pathway efforts;
- Advise on how to promote participation of individuals with disabilities in career pathways systems and programs;
- Coordinate with career pathway programs’ direct service delivery staff, including career coaches;
- Assist LWDB, AJC staff, community college, business, and other partner training (e.g. on such topics as Ticket to Work as a potential source for training funds, accommodations, assistive technology, discovery process, or assessments);
- Assist recruitment of individuals with disabilities to participate in career pathways programs and to utilize AJC services;
- Help expand the workforce development system’s participation as Employment Networks (EN) and help Ticket Holders to participate in career pathways programs;
- Help ensure access to all the different programs and services, including career and training services offered through the AJCs to participate in existing career pathways programs; and
- Facilitate an Integrated Resource Team approach to leverage resources needed to fully participate in existing career pathway programs and to achieve their employment goals.