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#. # Population of 814,180 210 miles from the Northern end of the service area to the Southern end. Current Labor Force of 445,730 statewide 2012 Average.

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2 # Population of 814, miles from the Northern end of the service area to the Southern end. Current Labor Force of 445,730 statewide 2012 Average Unemployment Rate of 4.4% statewide Projected work levels for 2020: 504,970 statewide = SD DEI Implementation Area

3 # Partnerships and Collaboration Professional Development Youth Engagement

4 # Federal State Local Partnerships and Collaboration

5 # Governor Dennis Daugaard Instrumental in working with the chair of the National Governor’s Association Mission: Make South Dakota an “Employment-First State”

6 # South Dakota Governor’s Task Force on Employment Works! Initiative Avera McKennan Hospital, Black Hills Corporation, Camille’s Sidewalk Café, Dakota King, Inc., Larson Manufacturing, Lowe’s, National Park Service, South Dakota State University, Walgreens Individuals with disabilities, family members, state legislators, non-profit stakeholders, and service providers Cabinet level state secretaries including: Education, Human Services, Labor and Regulation, and Social Services; Human Resources Commissioner

7 # South Dakota Disability Employment Initiative Strengthened Partnerships Workforce Diversity Network of the Black Hills Workforce Diversity Network of the Black Hills includes Labor and Regulation, Division of Rehabilitation Services, local service providers, and business and industry representatives

8 # Workforce Diversity Network of the Black Hills Mission Statement Working to increase awareness in the business community and beyond of the value of including people with disabilities in the workforce AND to increase the responsiveness of the “disability community” to the needs of business.

9 # Local DEI Partnership Committee Made up of 24 individuals in the community Mayor and City representatives Society of Human Resources Managers Technical School Resource Coordinator Workforce Training Administrator DLR Local Office Managers Special Education Teachers Local Education Collaborative Assistive Technology Providers Transition Service Liaisons State agencies: DSS, VR, SBVI, Juvenile Corrections

10 # Survey Local Training Statewide Training Professional Development

11 # Out of 10 competency areas, staff felt more comfortable when working with youth without disabilities vs. youth with disabilities. NCWD-Youth Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Survey Perceived Competency Level in Serving Youth

12 # Training Topics: o Economic Development: Creating a Successful Workforce o Valuing Diversity with Geri Jewell o Work Incentives / Benefits Planning o Intrinsic Value of Employment o Employment Basics and the ADA o Workplace Accommodations o Autism Spectrum o Self-Employment NCWD Youth Service Professionals’ Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Initiative o Knowledge of the Field, This Work That We Do o Relationship to Family, Working Together

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14 # Presentation by State Director of Vocational Rehabilitation Services Integrated Resource Team Panel Discussion o WIA Representative o VR Counselor o Assistive Technology Provider o Job Coach o DEI Representative Benefits Planning People 1st Language Disability Disclosure Job Accommodation Network National Disability Employment Awareness Month blasts to WIA staff statewide

15 # Outreach Teacher Toolkit Career Development Forum Youth Engagement

16 # Outreach Classroom Presentations Skype Attend Individual Education Plan (IEP) Meetings at high schools Partnerships with other program representatives serving youth Employment WIA Integrated Resource Teams Active Resource Coordination Outreach Leads to increased WIA- youth enrollment

17 # Youth friendly Prezi Presentations on online DLR registration and job search DLR marketing materials targeted for youth Youth Job Search Assistance PowerPoint Skills to Pay the Bills curriculum and videos 411 on Disability Disclosure workbook FDIC Money Smart for Young Adults

18 # Activities and Topics Self-advocacy Employment Planning Employability Skills Asset Development Employer Expectations Disability Disclosure Youth Engagement with DLR Staff Interactive Tours Mock Interviews Resume Development Employment Search Resource Room Usage

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25 # SD DEI Website and Videos

26 # Kendra Ringstmeyer


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