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Southeastern Indiana WIB

319 East Main Street

Madison, Indiana 47250

Contact: Gary Behnke

Phone: (812) 265-2652

Proposed Award Amount: $300,000

Community Served: Southeastern Indiana

Project Emphasis: People with disabilities.

Summary Paragraph: This project entails three strategies: * purchase and installation of assistive technology, * designation and training of a Disability Program Navigator for each WorkOne office, with subsequent training for all One Stop partner staff, and * outreach/recruiting marketing efforts to encourage businesses throughout the region to meet their hiring needs through employing workers with disabilities, as well as to inform the disabled population of the ways in which this system can assist them in obtaining and retaining employment leading to self-sufficiency.

Partnerships: River Valley Resources, Inc., which serves as the WIA program operator; the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, a state agency which provides Wagner-Peyser employment services, Unemployment Insurance, Veterans, Disabled Veterans, and Trade Adjustment Act services; Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation Services; and Experience Works, Inc., responsible for Title V services to older individuals.