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Christine Robinson

Maine BRS Dir of Sys Improvement and QA

Maine Division of Vocational Rehabilitation


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.

Contracts with Community Rehabilitation Providers (CRP's): CRP's have the primary responsibility to engage with businesses on behalf of the agency.

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.

In addition to the CRP business engagement, and some limited BRS staff time allotted to business engagement, we continue to build a collaborative model with our WIOA partners.

WIOA Partnership Activities

Last Updated: 8/31/2018

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

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

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

We share office space with our WIOA partners

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.

Other - please describe

Description of BE data collection strategy.

We are in the process of shifting BRS BE data to a tool provided by a WIOA partner.

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