Golden Crescent Workforce Development Board, Inc.
PO Box 1936
Victoria, Texas 77902
Contact: Laura G. Sanders, Executive Director
Phone: (316) 576-5872
Proposed Award Amount: $299,995
Community Served: Golden Crescent Workforce Development Area
Project Emphasis: People
Summary Paragraph: Although Golden Crescent has benefited from a statewide
Work Incentive Grant, awarded in 2002, through the enhancement of programs as
well as accessibility of facilities, three of its Career Centers sill need
funding for fully accessible technologies.
This project will fund these upgrades.
In addition, to prepare for its imminent Employment Network status under
the Ticket to Work and Work Incentive Improvement Act, and to enhance its
ability to serve disabled customers, this project will fund a Disabilities
Specialist, who will provide services similar to those listed for the
Disability Program Navigator. The project
will also provide a series of workshops and Employment Essentials classes to
disabled customers; these classes include workplace and computer literacy,
SCANS skills, and job readiness components.
Finally, the project anticipates providing office space in Career
Centers where organizations serving the disabled can provide on-site intake,
eligibility screening, and counseling services.
Programs provided within the One Stop Career Centers: WIA Title I, TANF Choices, Food Stamp
Employment & Training, Veterans, Project RIO (Reintegration of Offenders),
Job Corps, School to Career, Communities in Schools, TAA/NAFTA, Senior Texas
Employment Program (STEP), Wagner-Peyser Employment
Services, and Subsidized Child Care
Services. Consortium partners Texas
Rehabilitation Commission, Texas Commission for the Blind, Corpus Christi
Council for the Deaf, Gulf Bend Mental Health & Mental Retardation, San
Antonio Independent Living Center, Veterans employment & training
programs, and Devereau (home-based living program)