Category Archives: Work-based Learning

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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Changing the Youth Narrative from Behind the Walls

By Byron Kline, Project Manager for the Right Turn Career-Focused Transition Initiative at the Institute for Educational Leadership’s Center for Workforce Development. “No one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be … 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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Credit Recovery to Postsecondary Credentials: Working Across Boundaries

In Sheridan, Colo.—a small, urban municipality in the Denver Metro Area—a dozen or so students trickle into a classroom at the Student Outreach & Academic Recovery Program (S.O.A.R.), part of the Sheridan School District (SSD). These students are participating in … Continue reading

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Career Preparation & Cajun Cooking

All youth benefit from work experiences and other opportunities to gain and practice the skills necessary to obtain and succeed in meaningful employment during their adult years. Unfortunately, many youth with disabilities and “at-risk” or “disconnected” youth never get these … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget the Soft Skills – Employment Success Requires More than Just Opportunity

Opportunity and skills – these two factors are critical to preparing all youth, including those with disabilities, for successful transition to employment. Starting as early as middle school, young people need opportunities to learn and practice the skills required for … Continue reading

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Celebrating Career Development – This Work We Do!

Did you know that November is designated as National Career Development Month by the National Career Development Association? Now is a great time to recognize career development as a lifelong process in all our lives and to celebrate the work … Continue reading

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Seven Ways to Connect Youth to Employers for Disability Mentoring Day & Year-Round

You may already be aware that October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). NDEAM is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. This year’s … Continue reading

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