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Summary Information on 3rd Year of the Disability Employment Grantees

Discovering Options: International Association of Machinists Center for Administering Rehabilitation and Employment Services (IAM CARES)

Upper Marlboro, Maryland


  • Locations: Missouri St. Louis; Oregon Portland.
  • Funding:  $302,943  - performance period 7/01/2004 6/30/2005


This project, which targets ethnic and racial minority jobseekers with disabilities, co-locates an employment specialist in each of the One Stop centers: St. Louis, Missouri, and Portland, Oregon.  The project seeks to foster the commitment of the One-Stop System in the training and successful attainment of employment for persons with disabilities, including supporting partnerships that provide for non-duplication of services and coordinating scarce resources.  The two training components to the Discovering Options project are (1) customer service and (2) information technology.  At both sites, local Discovering Options offices are also involved in the project to provide supportive services to participants transitioning to employment.