Initially designed to promote apprenticeship programs to help people with disabilities to glean on-the-job employment training, 14(c) certificates enable providers to deliver employment programs that pay participants wages that are below the applicable minimum wage. With concerns about equity driving providers to consider reducing or eliminating their 14(c) sub-minimum wage programs, this webinar is intended to provide resources and strategies to expand employment programs and competitive, integrated employment outcomes.
This webinar is supported by the National Expansion of Employment Opportunities Network, or NEON, a project of the U.S. Office of Disability Employment Policy. During the webinar, presenters will discuss national efforts to support providers in transitioning away from sub-minimum wage programs, including an example of an innovative effort underway in California. Participants will walk away from the session with tools and resources to support people with disabilities, employers, service providers, government agencies and other stakeholders.
A recording will be made available for registrants.
Dale Verstegen, President, Board of the Directors of Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE)
Tania Morawiec, Deputy Director of Planning & Regional Office Operations, California State Council on Developmental Disabilities