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ERIC Number: EJ849796
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Customized Employment in the One Stop Career Centers
Targett, Pam; Young, Cynthia; Revell, Grant; Williams, Sophie; Wehman, Paul
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v40 n2 p6-11 Nov-Dec 2007
The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 (Public Law 105-220) marked a major reform in the nation's job training system. It consolidated more then 60 federal training programs into three block grants to states: (1) adult employment and training; (2) disadvantaged youth employment and training; and (3) adult education and family literacy programs. The act was passed to overcome many weaknesses in the current system by consolidating, coordinating, and improving employment, training, literacy, and vocational rehabilitation programs. The cornerstone of this legislation is a national system of One Stop Career Centers (One Stops) which provides key employment resources to communities. The One Stops offer vocational resources and assistance to anyone, including people with disabilities and others in need of employment services, such as welfare recipients, the homeless, veterans, and displaced workers. In this article, the authors focus on the use of One Stop Career Centers in working with youth with disabilities transitioning from secondary level education to employment in an urban setting. Recommendations for aligning the employment support services of secondary education and Stop Career Centers are presented. (Contains 1 figure.)
Council for Exceptional Children. 1110 North Glebe Road Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 888-232-7733; Fax: 703-264-9494; e-mail: cecpubs@cec.sped.org; Web site: http://www.cec.sped.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Publications1
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Workforce Investment Act 1998