Becoming an Employment Network (EN) through the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work program is a useful way to increase resources and funding for the employment services offered to homeless veterans in your programs. In November, the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV), the National Veterans Technical Assistance Center (NVTAC) led by the Burton Blatt Institute, and MAXIMUS jointly hosted a teleconference to discuss the benefits of and strategies for utilizing resources from the Ticket to Work program by becoming an EN. Following the teleconference, many Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) grantees and partners requested additional assistance navigating the process for becoming an EN.
On Thursday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. EST, NCHV, NVTAC, and MAXIMUS hosted a follow-up teleconference called “Employment Networks: Responding to the RFQ” to specifically focus on the process of and strategies for responding to the Request for Quotations (RFQ). Because HVRP grantees are encouraged to register as ENs, a full understanding of the EN process is a critical component of program success. Between now and the teleconference, participants were urged to go to https://yourtickettowork.com/web/ttw/how-to-become-an-employment-network and review the RFQ and related information concerning becoming an EN.
Information on initial EN teleconference:
On Nov. 9, 2011, NCHV and NCTAC held an initial teleconference on becoming an Employment Network. The presentation and audio from this call are available below: