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PUBLIC NOTICE: Request for Proposal Leased Office Space

The Kansas Local Area I Workforce Development Board is accepting written proposals for approximately 1500 square feet office space in Salina, Kansas. This facility should be ADA compliant, be equipped with HVAC, and provide at least one set of ADA accessible rest rooms. Information regarding a description of property, total square feet, annual cost per square foot, whether public utilities will be furnished and name and address of the contact person should be included in the written proposal. LAI LWDB seeks a lease term of three years with three one-year renewal options. RFP is available on-line at www.kansasworkforceone.org. Contact Rose Mary at (785) 493-8018 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  for detailed space requirements or send written proposals to her at the Local Area I Workforce Development Board, 631 E. Crawford, Suite 206, to be received no later than September 30, 2019.

 

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End-Dependence Kansas (EDK)

The Mission of the End-Dependence program is to empower Kansans with disabilities to achieve self-reliance through competitive, integrated employment. The Kansas WorkforceONE End-Dependence Program utilizes the Progressive Employment model with a focus on serving persons with disabilities who are exiting Kansas Correctional facilities.  As a contracting provider for Vocational Rehabilitation, we are charged with implementing this model in our area. The Vermont Progressive Employment Model is a strategy for populations that have little or no work history, low skill levels, and other barriers to employment, such as corrections.  A key principle of the model is that everyone is ready for something which eliminates the construct of candidates needing to be "job ready".  Service options through this model include short-term work experiences, practice interviews, company tours, job shadowing, OJT, and possible partnerships with temporary employment agencies.   

Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS)

As a result of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the Department for Children and Families recently launched a program called Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS), to further its efforts to help Kansans with disabilities gain meaningful employment. Pre-ETS services are designed to help youth with disabilities get an early start at job exploration, assist students with disabilities in making the transition from secondary to post-secondary education/training and to empower them to realize their full potential.   In order to implement paid work-based learning experiences, Rehabilitation Services has established partnerships which include Kansas WorkforceONE.  These partnerships, which leverage the expertise of the workforce centers and the Pre-ETS program services, implements a wrap-around approach to assist youth with disabilities in gaining work experience. 

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