Presentation on theme: "WORKFORCE INNOVATION & OPPORTUNITY ACT OVERVIEW MARCH 2015."— Presentation transcript:
WORKFORCE INNOVATION & OPPORTUNITY ACT OVERVIEW MARCH 2015
AN OVERVIEW OF THE MAJOR CHANGES BSBP WILL PROVIDE INFORMATION ON HOW THEY PLAN TO IMPLEMENT THE CHANGES WITH THEIR SERVICE SYSTEM MRS WILL PROVIDE INFORMATION ON HOW THEY PLAN TO IMPLEMENT THE CHANGES WITH THEIR SERVICE SYSTEM SILC WILL PROVIDE INFORMATION ON THE WIOA CHANGES THAT WILL IMPACT INDEPENDENT LIVING AND THE RELATED SYSTEMS. What Are We Going to Talk About ?
Replaces WIA Amends the Rehab Act (Title IV of WIOA) Disability Provisions Take Effect Immediately (July 2014) Proposed Rules Out Spring – Summer 2015
WIOA Priorities for VR Agencies Collaboration with all workforce agencies Youth in transition Efficient client services Work-based learning and credentials Competitive integrated employment
WIOA Impacts on Public VR Changes will be implemented over time: 90 days to plan Program performance metrics Pre-Employment Transition Services Changes to definitions of Supported/Customized Employment/Competitive Employment Local Workforce Investment Board redistricting Unified State Plan and work plans Subminimum wage changes Changes to Order of Selection (who is priority) Services to employers
Workforce Implications VR is named as a “Core” program in the Workforce System VR gets seats on State and Local Workforce Investment Boards
Unified State Plan All Core Programs = One Unified State Plan
THE DETAILS: Percentage of program participants who are in unsubsidized employment during the second quarter after exit from the program; Percentage of program participants who are in unsubsidized employment during the fourth quarter after exit from the program; Median earnings of program participants who are in unsubsidized employment during the second quarter after exit from the program; Percentage of program participants who obtain a recognized postsecondary credential, or a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent (subject to clause (iii)), during participation in or within 1 year after exit from the program) Percentage of program participants who, during a program year, are in an education or training program that leads to a recognized postsecondary credential or employment, and who are achieving measurable skill gains toward such a credential or employment Indicators of effectiveness in serving employers
P RE -E MPLOYMENT T RANSITION S ERVICES Section 422: The DSU, in collaboration with Local Education Areas shall: provide or arrange pre-employment transition services (PETS) for all students with disabilities (16-21) who are eligible or potentially eligible for services
Required Pre-Employment Transition Services Job exploration counseling Work-based learning experiences Counseling…comprehensive transition services or post-secondary education programs in institutes of higher education Workplace readiness training to develop social skills and independent living Instruction in self-advocacy
“The State shall reserve not less than 15%* of their funds for the provision of PETS.” *Not including administration costs of providing PETS
IMPACT ON SRCS The Section for SRCs is found in: WIOA, Title IV – Amendments to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Subtitle B – Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Section 415. There are no substantive changes within the SRC Section. The major change for SRCs will be in the oversight of the new requirements for both Public VR service systems in Michigan.
The MCRS Executive Team will need to review these new requirements and determine how the oversight will be managed by the current Work Team Structure.