The growth in the employment rate for people with ID/DD who receive HCBS is due to several factors. Each designated and specialized service agency had individualized employment rate targets within the larger context of striving for a 45% statewide employment rate. This individualized approach provided tangible and feasible benchmarks while recognizing that each organization has unique circumstances associated with increasing the number of people employed. DAIL's Supported Employment Specialists provided technical assistance via regular meetings with each agency to review progress and offer help. DAIL's ability to access Vermont Department of Labor's (VTDOL) database allowed DAIL to identify every employed person served by the providers. In some cases, the utilization of the VTDOL data base actually increased the employment rate as it picked up workers beyond what providers' data system had available for employment rates. In addition, four transition age youth educational options; SUCCEED, College Steps, Think College, and Project Search had a significant influence on the growth in employment with each achieving a high employment rate for their students upon graduation. DAIL, in partnership with the post-secondary education programs, was able to expand this service through the addition of a campus-based program at Lyndon State College and the expansion of Vermont Project Search from two to three Vermont licensed programs (Burlington, Rutland, Springfield). This growth has tremendously broadened the menu of employment supports for transition aged youth with developmental disabilities. DAIL and the Agency of Education (AOE) co-hosted a well-attended system development event during 2016 that convened education, employment and intake staff from across the state for the purpose of designing tighter collaboration and cooperative systems to serve transition age youth with developmental disabilities.