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Jay Mills

Supervisor Business Relations unit

New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired


Business Engagement Model

Last Updated: 8/31/2018

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.

We are still in the process of trying to develop our business model. In the past we were focused on hosting different types of events to match our consumers with businesses for increased employment outcome. We have switched our emphasis to educating the business community about our agency and the services that we can provide to both individuals and companies. Simultaneously we are assisting the VRC's in acquiring a database of job ready consumers by providing resume and soft skill workshops. It is our goal to increase both a pool of employable candidates and a collection of businesses striving to have a more inclusive employment population

WIOA Partnership Activities

Last Updated: 8/31/2018

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

We have a shared database of our business contacts with one or more WIOA partners.

We connect with businesses as a WIOA employment (or other) team.

Description of your other WIOA partnership approach.

WIOA Partner Agreements

Last Updated: 8/31/2018

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.

BE Data Collection Strategy

Last Updated: 8/31/2018

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

Proprietary software (for example, SalesForce)

Description of BE data collection strategy.

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