Full course description
Pre-Recorded Webinar: This presentation will provide an overview of Career Pathways and its relevance to WIOA from both a practitioner and systems level and examples of how to incorporate elements of Career Pathways into service plans. Under WIOA Career Pathways have become a critical component of both service delivery and compliance. Additionally, Career Pathways strategies can establish a platform for workforce partners to coordinate their services toward shared outcomes.
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Define Career Pathways and its relevance under WIOA.
- Understand how Career Pathways operates at the systems and client level.
- Develop service plans incorporating elements of Career Pathways.
Presenter: Brian Ingram, Co-Presenter: Sarah Loizeaux
Brian Ingram is a Technical Assistance & Training Manager on the NDI WINTAC Team and focuses on the topics of Career Pathways and service integration. Brian is a nationally recognized subject matter expert on the Integrated Resource Team approach and on working with partners inside and outside of WIOA to serve job seekers with disability and complex resource needs. He has over 20 years professional experience in the fields of disability and employment, focusing on issues of partnership between providers of vocational services at the local, regional, state and national levels.
Sarah Loizeaux is a Technical Assistance Liaison for the Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) and the Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC). She previously worked as a Disability Resource Coordinator for Round V of DEI in Massachusetts where she developed innovative practices that increased programmatic access and performance outcomes within the workforce development system. Sarah has over 12 years of professional experience in the fields of disability and employment, with particular expertise in career pathways, job placement, work-based learning, and cross-agency coordination. Certified as a Rehabilitation Counselor from the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification, Sarah holds a BA in Sociology from Northern Illinois University and a MA in Rehabilitation Counseling from Assumption College.