This tour/meet and greet is a chance for job seekers to see Cintas positions in action, meet local management and ask questions. Building this connection allows job seekers who feel there are good fits to apply afterward and be able to directly follow up with the HR Manager to secure interviews. All that is required to attend is an RSVP with the name of job seeker and/or employment service professionals attending. Please feel free to attend if you are a professional even if you don’t have job seekers who are presently a good fit. Cintas is committed to recruiting people with disabilities indefinitely so we want to be able to connect and build relationships. Click on this invitation for more information.
|Pathways Transition Training Partnership has launched five new 5-7 minute video briefs on key concepts and skills for working with transition-aged youth and young adults. Each video brief is accompanied by discussion questions and links to resources for further learning. The new video briefs focus on working with Native American youth, working with LGBTQ youth, supporting young people as they form adult relationships, collaborating with peer support providers, and supporting youth advocacy.|
Secondary Transition Stakeholders, don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your hard work at Arizona’s Annual Transition Conference, Building Success: One Transition at a Time, being held August 19-21, 2019 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix. The Transition Planning Committee is looking for innovative programs, promising practices, inspiring collaborations, and motivational students or personnel to present at this year’s conference. The form is at this link. The deadline for proposals is March 1, 2019. Contact Jeannette Zemeida with questions.
The conference is also a wonderful opportunity to highlight creative and inspirational artwork created by students with disabilities. If your student’s artwork is selected for the cover of the conference brochure (and to be used as the THEME), the student and his or her family members are eligible for a scholarship that covers registration and lodging costs (outside of the general Maricopa County area). The deadline for cover artwork submissions is Monday, April 1, 2019. Contact Andi Asel with questions.
We hope to see YOUR work and the work of YOUR students at the conference!
Hello Special Education Directors,
Mark your calendars!
ADE/ESS is pleased to announce the dates and location for Arizona’s Transition Conference and Directors’ Institute! Based on overwhelmingly positive response, both conferences will be held at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix.
- The Directors’ Institute is moving from September to August
- The Transition and Directors’ conferences will run consecutively within the same week.
LinkedIn recently analyzed hundreds of thousands of job postings in order to determine which skills companies need most in 2019. They found that employers are looking for workers with both soft skills and hard technical skills and matched these skills with LinkedIn Learning courses that are free for the month of January. Click on the link https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/04/the-30-most-in-demand-skills-in-2019-according-to-linkedin-.html to read the article and resources for your students.
The Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC) is excited to announce the launch of Explore-Work.Com, a series of web-based modules for students with disabilities specific to the five required pre-employment transition service activities. Go Explore Work!
The Department of Labor announced $1.9 million in new investments to improve apprenticeship opportunities for youth and adults with disabilities in high-growth industries.
Many students, teachers, families, and service providers are back to school and gearing up for a successful new year! Here are few resources to remember are available at NTACT’s website:
- NTACT’s Lesson Plans at Teachers Pay Teachers
- NTACT on Pinterest
- Guide to School Community Business Partnerships
- Effective Practices to Teach Academic, Employment, and Life Skills
- Factors and Programs Correlated with Post-school Success
- Transition Coalition/ NTACT’s Strategies to School Completion Module
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Secondary Transition 101: What You Need to Know if You Are a First Year Secondary Teacher, VR Counselor, or Want to Assess Your Transition Practices
This back-to-school webinar provided by NTACT focuses on what secondary transition teachers and VR counselors need to know in order to serve youth with disabilities in schools under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). Basic information about IDEA, ADA, and how WIOA applies to providing transition services to youth with disabilities in high school. Session Outcomes: • Increase knowledge of transition requirements in IDEA • Increased awareness of quality transition planning practices and service delivery • Increased knowledge of other national laws as they relate to transition • Increased awareness of student-centered planning, family engagement, and cultural considerations
Presenter: Dr. Diane Bassett
Diane Bassett is a Professor Emerita at the University of Northern Colorado. She has taught, published, and held grants in the delivery of transition services for over 30 years.
We are pleased to put a spotlight on the updated website layout of the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) to find resources. JAN is the leading source of information on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. JAN applies practical solutions that benefit both the employer and the employee. Assistance is available both over the phone and online – JAN is a trusted resource that can help you connect the pieces.