Center on Transistion Innovations

Employment Resources

Employment

Virginia Resources

Career Clusters in Virginia
Career Clusters help you investigate careers and design courses of study to advance your career goals. A career cluster is a grouping of occupations and broad industries that include multiple career pathways.

The Disability Service Agencies
This site identifies and provides links to Commonwealth of Virginia agencies which serve Virginia citizens with disabilities.

The Virginia Board on Workforce Development— Elevate Virginia Program
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I Youth Program provides services to disconnected youth, ages 14-21, who face barriers to employment. Youth gain access to WIOA services through local youth workforce training providers throughout the state.

Virginia Division of Rehabilitative Services Transition Services
This state vocational rehabilitation agency collaborates with the public and private sectors to provide and advocate for the highest quality services that empower youth with disabilities to maximize their employment, independence and full inclusion into society.

Virginia Education Wizard
The Wizard helps Virginia students choose a career, get the information they need to pursue a career, find the college that is right for them, learn how to pay for college, how to transfer from a community college to a university, and how to get answers to their questions about their future.


Additional Resources

Center on Transition to Employment for Youth with Disabilities
The purpose of the Center is to contribute knowledge for ongoing academic analysis, policy development, and in-the-field practice that promote increased employment success for youth with disabilities.

Disability.gov's Guide to Employment
Disability.gov’s employment section offers a broad range of resources about finding jobs and connecting with programs, services, government agencies and organizations that can help you find information about career planning and job training, employment laws and regulations and job accommodations and supports.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
JAN provides free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.

Let’s Get to Work
The Let’s Get to Work (LGTW) Quick Guide on Transition to Employment is a collection of project materials and related resources compiled for teachers and school staff supporting the transition to integrated, community employment for students with disabilities.

O*NET Online
This tool for career exploration and job analysis has detailed descriptions of the world of work.

United States Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
ODEP's mission is to develop and influence policies and practices that increase the number and quality of employment opportunities for people with disabilities.


Employment First Resources

Association of People Supporting Employment First
This website provides policy information, fact sheets, and additional resources on Employment First.

Lead Center
This website provides webinars, statistics, and policy updates on Employment First.

Raising Expectations: Ohio Employment First Transition Framework
The VCU Center on Transition Innovations introduces Raising Expectations: Ohio’s Employment First Transition Framework. This webcast highlights the Employment First efforts in Ohio.

Employment First Technical Briefs
Visit the LEAD Center to view four technical briefs released by the Lead Center focusing on implementing Employment First initiatives.

Creating a Path to Employment
A resource by the Office of Disability Employment Policy that provides tips for parents on employment for children with disabilities.