Tools and Resources for Beginner DRCs
This page contains links to tools and resources to help orient DRCs (in position for up to six months) to their role, responsibilities and initial project implementation. Your Technical Assistance Liaison, in coordination with your project leadership, will help introduce you to these resources and facilitate your use of these tools during project implementation.
Information to help orient you to the national vision for Round VIII DEI projects. It covers the DEI national overview including history and evolution, and connection to WIOA; DEI front line overview including top start-up and implementation challenges of your peers; and roles and responsibilities of key players at the national, regional and contractual level.
Integrated Resource Team (IRT)
Includes tools and resources to assist in the understanding and implementation of an Integrated Resource Team. You can use this DEI strategy to bring together public and private sector representatives at the local AJC and community level to integrate services and supports, “blend” and “braid” funds, and leverage resources across multiple service delivery systems.
Guideposts for Success
A DEI strategy that represents an organizing framework to career pathways programs for youth that implement strategies based upon the youth “Guideposts for Success”. (NCWD/Youth, national partner)
Customized Employment Strategies
Information and resources to help you support job seekers with significant disabilities and multiple challenges to employment participate in customized career pathways programs. (LEAD Center, national partner)
Expanding Apprenticeship for Individuals with Disabilities
Includes information and resources on programs that encourage hiring individuals with disabilities into Apprenticeship programs, toolkits and guides developed to provide employment opportunities for people with disabilities through Apprenticeship, and outreach and background materials to support individuals with disabilities in Apprenticeship opportunities.
DEI Orientation Series: The Role of the DRC