The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) Programs and Initiatives for Jobseekers with Disabilities mission is to facilitate programmatic and physical accessibility through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

In support of WIOA, the Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) aims to expand the capacity of American Job Centers (AJCs) to improve education, training, and employment outcomes of people with disabilities. DEI seeks to accomplish the following three overarching goals:

  1. Increase access to and the participation of individuals with disabilities in WIOA-funded employment and training services, particularly those related to career pathways, in partnership with Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) programs; community colleges and other education entities; human service agencies; and business partners;
  2. Improve training and employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities and support businesses; and
  3. Increase the number of workforce entities functioning as Employment Networks (ENs).