E3 Initiative1 December 2016
The Georgia Vocational and Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA) is devoted to creating resources for disabled citizens of Georgia that help link them to employment and success. The GVRA was awarded $4.7 million by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) to improve employment opportunities for students and youth with disabilities. Georgia’s Career Pathways to Work: Explore, Engage and Employ (E3) is designed to connect real people to real jobs that fill a real need for employers.
E3 will work with Georgia Department of Education identified career pathways by tailoring them to a variety of work opportunities available in the communities. The program impact is to change how organizations support independence, employment and career advancement of students and youth with disabilities. The initial roll out will take place in five school districts in Georgia including the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf and Decatur, Hall, Paulding, and Troup Counties. In addition, Georgia Academy for the Blind and Georgia School for the Deaf will be included in this initial roll out.