Florida PYs 2020-2023 Published Approved

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  • Program-Specific Requirements for Vocational Rehabilitation (Blind)

    The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services Portion of the Unified or Combined State Plan [13] must include the following descriptions and estimates, as required by section 101(a) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by title IV of WIOA:

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    [13] Sec. 102(b)(2)(D)(iii) of WIOA

    • o. State's Strategies

      Describe the required strategies and how the agency will use these strategies to achieve its goals and priorities, support innovation and expansion activities, and overcome any barriers to accessing the VR and the Supported Employment programs (See sections 101(a)(15)(D) and (18)(B) of the Rehabilitation Act and section 427 of the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA)):

o. 7. Strategies for assisting other components of the statewide workforce development system in assisting individuals with disabilities

Current Narrative:

The FDBS will automate the process of uploading AWARE job-ready client data to the DVR Ability Works Job Portal; thus, enabling the upload into the Talent Acquisition Portal and Employ Florida Marketplace. This process should increase exposure of job-ready clients to potential employers. Various employers throughout the state use these job portals to search for talent. Employment Placement Specialists and VR counselors assist clients in uploading their resumes to these portals to ensure individuals with disabilities have access to the state workforce system.