Workforce Investment Board of
Contact: Alice J. Savino, Executive Director
Phone: (315) 793-6037
Proposed Award Amount: $289,720
Project Emphasis: People with disabilities.
Summary Paragraph: This project, MV WORKS, aims to develop the capacity of the four One Stop Career Centers in a tri-county region to assure access and provision of services to disabled customers. Strategies include the establishment of three full-time Service Navigators, the hiring of part-time Peer Specialists, the preparation of recruitment and outreach materials, and the use of the Institute for Community Inclusion to provide both technical assistance and staff training.
Partnerships: New York State Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities; Resource Center for Independent Living; Learning Disability Association of the Mohawk Valley; The Arc; Oneida County Department of Mental Health; Herkimer County ARC; Madison-Cortland ARC; Herkimer County Employment & Training; Madison County Employment & Training; Oneida County Workforce Development; and The Institute for Community Inclusion.