Upcoming Webinars

  • Customized Employment: Exploring Opportunities with a Dual Customer Approach

    Presenters: 
    Lindy Foley and Paige Rose, Nebraska VR
    Date/Time [EST]: 
    07/06/2017 - 2:00pm
    Description 

    With the support of the JD-VRTAC technical assistance grant, Nebraska VR has initiated staff training on customized employment with a focus on business networking, job analysis, development and negotiation. During this webinar, Paige Rose and Lindy Foley of Nebraska VR will highlight lessons learned from the grant and efforts to align this work with other state and federal initiatives.

    This webinar is free and worth 1 CRC credit. Participants must complete the evaluation at the end of the webinar to receive CRC credit. 

    The JD-VRTAC is a national center housed at the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston. The center and its webinars are funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) within the US Department of Education under grant #H264A140002.
    Project 
    Job-Driven VRTAC
  • The JDVRTAC Project in Illinois: "We're on a Mission"!

    Presenters: 
    John Marchioro, Illinois DRS
    Date/Time [EST]: 
    07/19/2017 - 1:00pm
    Description 
    This ExploreVR job-driven webinar will focus on Illinois Department of Rehabilitation's (DRS) journey through their JD-VRTAC project to develop a cohesive, strategic business relations structure. On this webinar, presenter John Marchioro will discuss Illinois DRS's rationale for the job-driven project as well as the project overview, communication, training components, how DRS incorporated internal and external resources, evaluation, and factors for sustainability. Illinois’ approach to business services utilizes existing staff in regional Business Engagement and Services Teams, unleashing the talent and dedication of counselors and Workforce partners.
     
    This job-driven webinar is free and worth 1 CRC credit. Participants must complete the evaluation at the end of the webinar to receive CRC credit. 
     
    The JD-VRTAC is a national center housed at the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston. The center and its webinars are funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) within the US Department of Education under grant #H264A140002.
  • Building Blocks of Registered Apprenticeship (RA): A Deep Dive into RA Implementation

    Presenters: 
    Geri Scott, Mark Genua, and Elizabeth St. Clair
    Date/Time [EST]: 
    08/23/2017 - 1:00pm
    Description 

    Geri Scott, Director of Jobs for the Future; Mark Genua, Apprenticeship Program Director at Philadelphia Works; and Elizabeth St. Clair, Apprenticeship Director, at the Urban Technology Project will discuss the key components of Registered Apprenticeship (RA) programs. On this webinar, presenters will explain:

    • Core components of Registered Apprenticeships;
    • How RA's are implemented;
    • Suggestions for developing RA models that meet the needs of people with disabilities;
    • Key RA implementation challenges;
    • Tips for RA program replication; and
    • The role VR agencies can play in RA programs.

    This webinar is free and worth 1 CRC credit. Participants must complete the evaluation at the end of the webinar to receive CRC credit. 

    The JD-VRTAC is a national center housed at the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston. The center and its webinars are funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) within the US Department of Education under grant #H264A140002.
    Project 
    Job-Driven VRTAC
  • New Hampshire Vocational Rehabilitation Business Engagement: Success, Setbacks, & Lessons Learned

    Presenters: 
    Tracey Frye and Lisa Hatz, New Hampshire VR
    Date/Time [EST]: 
    09/14/2017 - 1:00pm
    Description 
    This ExploreVR job-driven webinar will focus on New Hampshire Vocational Rehabilitation's successes, setbacks, and lessons learned from their JD-VRTAC project on developing a business engagement structure. Tracey Frye and Jim Hinson from New Hampshire VR will discuss:
    • the process for creating their Business Engagement structure;
    • steps they took to prepare the field to engage business; and
    • unique barriers they encountered when integrating the Business Engagement Unit into the field. 

    This webinar is free and worth 1 CRC credit. Participants must complete the evaluation at the end of the webinar to receive CRC credit. 

    The date and time for this webinar have changed. Stay tuned for more information about registration.  

    The JD-VRTAC is a national center housed at the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston. The center and its webinars are funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) within the US Department of Education under grant #H264A140002.
    Project 
    Job-Driven VRTAC