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Jennifer Scilacci

Manager, Work Supports and Employer Engagement

Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation


Business Engagement Model

Last Updated: 9/4/2018

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies have developed different structures for business engagement (BE) activities. We understand there is rarely a completely rigid structure for business engagement activities. The BE structure that most closely describes how your agency has organized BE activities.

Regional Business Relations Model: BE is primarily the responsibility of dedicated business specialists located throughout the state.

Description of other BE model.

Some states may be in the process of moving from one BE model or structure to a different one, or the BE model is being developed. Currently undergoing a significant change in your approach to business engagement?


Description of transition of BE models or structure.

Currently, the manager of our BE program has 3 separate roles, including BE. We are moving to hiring one manager for just our BE Program and looking at new ways in which to utilize our team the best best capacity.

WIOA Partnership Activities

Last Updated: 9/4/2018

Activities that are part of your WIOA partnership approach relative to BE.

We participate in regular meetings with WIOA partners relative to BE.

Other - please describe

Description of your other WIOA partnership approach.

other activity

WIOA Partner Agreements

Last Updated: 9/4/2018

Is only one state agency the lead for BE?


Is the VR agency (either general, combined, or blindness) the designated lead agency?


If the VR agency is not the designated lead, what WIOA agency is the lead agency for BE?

Description of your unique approach or structure.

Additional information about how your agency is structuring BE as a part of the WIOA partnership.

Our agency is actually moving to having one position for WIOA partnerships and other stakeholders. This position will work closely with the new manager of the BE team to ensure strategic alignment and clear communication is occurring throughout the agency on the work the BE team is doing. Our BE team is regularly involved in WFC business services meeting, Sector initiatives and WFB committees.

BE Data Collection Strategy

Last Updated: 9/4/2018

Primary method for collecting and storing information about your BE activities.

AWARE employer module

Description of BE data collection strategy.

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