Category Archives: Employer Engagement

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

The following blog is a cross-post from the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) blog. The blog is written by OSERS’ Rehabilitation Services Administration Commissioner Janet LaBreck. In recognition of National Disability Employment Month, I would like to share … Continue reading

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Work Early, Work Often

The following blog entry is a cross-post from the official blog of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The blog is written by Claudia Gordon, chief of staff in the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs at the Department of Labor. I was recently … Continue reading

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RAMPing Up from Mentor to Program Coordinator (Part One)!

The following blog is written by Amy McDowell, Coordinator for the Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) in Lansing, MI. RAMP is a program of the Institute for Educational Leadership, the host organization for NCWD/Youth and is based on a … Continue reading

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Promoting Good Mental Health for Today’s Workforce – and Tomorrow’s

The following is a cross-post from (Work in Progress) the official blog of the U.S. Department of Labor. The blog is written by Rhonda Basha, leader of the Office of Disability Employment’s Youth Policy Team.  May is Mental Health Month, and although it is … Continue reading

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Expect. Employ. Empower.

The following is a cross-post from (Work in Progress) the official blog of the U.S. Department of Labor. The blog is written by Kathy Martinez, assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy. As assistant secretary of labor for disability employment … Continue reading

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Meeting the Demands of an Expanding Health Care Workforce

The following is a cross-post from (Work in Progress) the official blog of the U.S. Department of Labor. The blog is written by Kathy Martinez, the assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy. If you’ve ever seen the “Because” public service announcement from … Continue reading

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Planning for a Year of Disability Employment Action

The following is a cross-post from (Work in Progress) the official blog of the U.S. Department of Labor. The blog is written by Kathy Martinez, the assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy.  Early on in his 2014 State of the … Continue reading

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Making Career Development Engaging for Youth

It’s National Career Development Month! NCWD/Youth works all year round to promote quality career development opportunities for all youth and this month provides a chance to share practices from programs doing this critical work. If you’re familiar with the Guideposts … Continue reading

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Career Exploration: A Critical Experience for All Youth

The following blog entry is a cross-post from Work in Progress, the official blog of theU.S. Department of Labor. The blog is written by Kathy Martinez, the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). As another ODEP-led National Disability Employment Awareness … Continue reading

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