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Summary Information on 3rd Year of the Disability Employment Grantees


International Association of Jewish Vocational Services (IAJVS)>

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


  • Location: Pennsylvania Philadelphia; Massachusetts Boston; Illinois, Chicago; Florida Tampa Bay; California San Francisco
  • Funding:  $302,943   performance period - 7/01/2004 - 6/30/2005


IAJVS focuses mainly on individuals with HIV/AIDS and/or psychiatric disabilities. This program enrolls participants in an information technology training program at five sites across the United States. The training program aims for linking participants with well-paying stable information technology jobs. The IAJVS project includes innovative approaches such as distance learning, telecommuting, and self-employment to help trainees overcome barriers to employment. Several of the sites either operate a One Stop or co-locate with a One Stop, thus benefiting from leveraged services and resources. The project has formed networks with employers who provide placement opportunities, and custom-designed training programs leading to employment.