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									     WORK INCENTIVE (DISABILITY) GRANT
                 VERMONT

             LESSONS LEARNED

I.   COLLABORATION WITH PARTNERS IS
     ESSENTIAL-GET EVERYONE INVOLVED

II. FOCUS ON SHORT TERM GOALS ---
    START EARLY ON PLANNING THE
    LONG RANGE GOALS

III. FACE THE REALITY THAT
     COMPROMISE IS GOING TO BE A MUST
     IN ORDER TO SUCCEED

IV. PLAN OF ACTION FOR VERMONT

     A. DISABILITY AWARENESS TRAINING
        FOR ONE-STOP MANAGERS AND
        STAFF-INVITED OTHER PARTNERS

        (1) PERFORMED TRAINING IN TWO
            PHASES

        (2) EVALUATED TRAINING USING
            PRE/POST TESTING
B. WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD
   COLLABORATIVE FORUMS

  (1) CREATED A “SERVICE MAP” IN
      EACH AREA

  (2) IDENTIFIED THE “SERVICE
      GAPS” IN EACH AREA

C. TICKET TO WORK PROJECT

  (1) LETTER OF AGREEMENT WITH
      THE EMPLOYMENT NETWORK---
      THE DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL
      REHABILITATION (DVR)

  (2) ESTABLISHMENT OF A SINGLE
      POINT-OF-CONTACT WITHIN
      THE DEPARTMENT OF
      EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING
      (DET)

  (3) PREPARATION OF FORMS AND
      INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE
      MANAGERS IMPLEMENTING
      THE PROJECT WITHIN DET
  D. FORMATION OF THE DET ADA
     SURVEY TEAM

     (1) IDENTIFICATION OF PERSONNEL
         TO FORM THE TEAM

     (2) RESOURCES TO BE USED TO
         TRAIN THE TEAM

     (3) REVIEW OF SURVEY RESULTS
         BY AN EXPERT ON ADA
         STANDARDS

V. WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

  A. COMPLETE THE SURVEYS OF THE
     SEVEN REMAINING CAREER
     RESOURCE CENTERS

  B. FOLLOW UP ON THE DISABILITY
     AWARENESS TRAINING

  C. COMPLETION OF THE SYSTEM
     CHANGES IN THE CAREER
     RESOURCE CENTERS

  D. CONTINUE THE MENTORING
     PROCESS WITH DET STAFF

								
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