Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)
CAP works closely with the Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP). Coordinated by the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the U.S. Department of Defense's Office of Diversity Management & Equal Opportunity (ODMEO), the WRP is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers with highly motivated postsecondary students with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.
WRP provides these students with any needed assistive technologies and workplace accommodations. WRP helps students to understand the necessary steps to assess their needs, request applicable accommodations for their summer internship, and view a host of resources that will better equip them to enter the workforce.
WRP Accommodation Needs
To best understand what is available for you as a WRP intern, a needs assessment can be completed online. Simply indicate that you would like CAP to recommend solutions for you. After completing the assessment, you will see recommendations of assistive technologies that you may browse. If you are still left with questions, or you find that the online assessment has not adequately evaluated your requirements in entering a new work environment, CAP staff is available to conduct an assessment via video teleconference, phone, or e-mail correspondence.
If you are in the Washington, DC Metro Area, you may set up an appointment to visit our Technology Evaluation Center (CAPTEC). On location at the Pentagon, demonstrations and assessments are provided on simulated workstations. A CAPTEC Manager can meet with you to learn about your disability, discuss your workplace requirements, and assist you in identifying the right accommodation(s).
Once assistive technology needs are identified, your request must be submitted to CAP. You can do this after your online needs assessment simply by indicating you'd like to request the recommended solutions. If you have your list of solutions from your in-person assessment, you will enter the request form, select that you already know what you want and you can submit your request to CAP. Please indicate that you are a student participating in WRP and include all contact information for your hiring manager and yourself.
CAP will review requests and accommodations will be provided to the agency for your use during your internship. Please understand that all assistive technology devices and software that are provided during your internship must be returned to CAP upon the completion of your internship.