Since the inception of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Vocational Rehabilitation agencies across the nation have been challenged with finding programming to help meet the required 15% set aside expenditures on Pre-Employment Transition Services. This has been a difficult task for smaller states, and even more so for states as large as Florida VR where 15% could mean upwards of $24 million per year.
During this session, I will describe Florida’s journey from low expenditures on School to Work Transition Services pre-WIOA to finally meeting the Pre-ETS “set-aside” challenge. Programming solutions such as bundled Pre-ETS through “camp-like” formats and the redesign of existing service formats will be shared as well as the infrastructure needed to support the program for students with disabilities.
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This event is provided with support from the Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance Technical Assistance Center (PEQA-TAC) grant from the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) award number PR#H263B150004. The contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.