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Jordan Vargas

Business Outreach Specialist

New Mexico 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.

Other - please describe

Description of other BE model.

I would say that NMDVR uses all of the strategies above for business engagement. NM is a unique state and so we need to be flexible in the strategies we use.

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 as an Agency are training staff on best practice for business outreach. We are internalizing more of the business outreach and job development rather than the previous practice of using external job developers frequently.

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 shared staff positions dedicated to BE with WIOA partners.

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

We share office space with our WIOA partners

Other - please describe

Description of your other WIOA partnership approach.

We are working on a shared database - even though we do not currently have one, we collaborate well with our local one stops.

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.

Excel or other spreadsheets

Description of BE data collection strategy.

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