Episode 13: The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, this episode focuses on the Workforce Innovation and Employment Opportunity Act (WIOA). WIOA is designed to modernize and improve existing federal workforce development programs. Dr. Rebecca Salon and Elizabeth Jennings of the National Disability Instituteâ€™s LEAD Center will discuss the changes created by WIOA and the opportunities it presents for individuals with disabilities.
The LEAD Center (30 sec., mp3 file)
The LEAD Center - known formally as the National Center on Leadership for the Employment and Economic Advancement of People with Disabilitiesâ€”is a collaborative of disability, workforce and economic empowerment agencies. A project of the National Disability Institute with funding from the U.S. Department of Laborâ€™s Office of Disability Employment Policy, the LEAD Center has a single mission:
"Advancing sustainable individual and systems level change to improve competitive, integrated employment and economic self-sufficiency for all people across the spectrum of disability."
The National Disability Institute is the first national nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to building a better economic future for people with disabilities. To contact the LEAD Center, go to www.leadcenter.org.