A Roadmap to Inclusive Career Pathways: Promoting DEIA through Cross-System Partnerships

Thursday, February 2, 2023
3:00 – 4:00 pm, Eastern time

Register for this Zoom webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Y1hOLFVfRDGIGFYWCSSJdA

The LEAD Center provides live captioning at all its events.

People with disabilities benefit greatly from partnerships that pave the way to both careers and inclusion. If you are interested in finding resources to create inclusive career pathways and hearing how the District of Columbia has successfully broadened its reach into underserved communities, you won’t want to miss this webinar. In addition to sharing valuable resources on an interactive online Roadmap to Inclusive Career Pathways (bit.ly/3W7Xjwj), panelists will share their strategies, experiences, and resources to support inclusive career pathways, create partnerships across government agencies and with underserved communities, and promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) to enable people with disabilities to succeed in the workforce.

In this webinar, you will:

  • Gain a broad understanding of WIOA’s vision for career pathways to promote workforce development and equal opportunity.
  • Explore options for strategic career pathways partnerships and opportunities to leverage resources across systems and improve engagement of underserved populations.
  • Discover opportunities for systems coordination to improve employment and career outcomes for underserved populations, including youth and adults with disabilities.
  • Learn about resources to engage businesses, leverage partnerships, promote career-based learning, advance DEIA, and support youth, all through an interactive online inclusive career pathways tool.

Speakers include:

  • Laura Gleneck, Co-project Director, LEAD Center, National Disability Institute
  • Shajira Brown, Director of Equity and Inclusion, National Disability Institute

District of Columbia Partners:

  • Mark Agosto, Department on Disability Services, Supervisor, Intake and Outreach and Co-Chair of the Cultural & Linguistic Competence Workgroup
  • Alison Whyte, Executive Director, DC Developmental Disabilities Council and Co-Chair of the Cultural & Linguistic Competence Workgroup
  • Madeline Levy Cruz, Associate Dean of Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning at the University of the District of Columbia’s Community College
  • Azeb Adere, Founding Member and President of the Ethiopian Eritrean Special Needs Community