This webinar will focus on how vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies can identify and use labor market information (LMI) to benefit clients. Libin Zhang and Rick Kugler from the Institute for Community Inclusion will discuss uses and misuses of LMI. Lindy Foley from Nebraska VR and Rob Hines from the Washington VR will explain their agencies’ experiences incorporating LMI into VR practice with clients.
The goals of this webinar are to:
- Assist counselors and employment specialists in identifying relevant LMI
- Help supervisors guide counselors and employment staff on the best ways to incorporate LMI into their tasks
- Inform participants about how 2 state VR agencies think about LMI and put it into practice
Download the Powerpoint presentation: LMI: An Embarrassment of Riches or Fools Gold? Powerpoint (PDF)
All ExploreVR webinars are live captioned: LMI: An Embarrassment of Riches or Fools Gold? Transcript (WORD)
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.
The Vocational Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Demand-Side Strategies (Demand-Side RRTC) is housed at the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston. The center and its webinars are funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) Grant # H133B120002.