Job-Driven Strategies for Serving Individuals Who Are Blind/Visually Impaired: A Forum for Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies

Where: Drury Inn & Suites, San Antonio Riverwalk, San Antonio, TX

When: Thursday, June 14 and Friday, June 15, 2018

 

Business don’t want to hear the phrase ‘vocational rehabilitation’ -- they want to hear about talent and how to connect talent to their job-driven, demand-driven needs”. – Bill Robinson, Michigan Bureau of Services for Blind Persons

 
In June 2018, Job-Driven VR Technical Assistance Center (JD-VRTAC), Workforce Innovation TA Center (WINTAC), and Mississippi State University NRTC on Blindness & Low Vision hosted an in-person forum for VR agencies serving individuals who are blind and visually impaired.
The forum provoked discussion on a variety of job-driven topics, such as:
  • Collaborative WIOA implementation
  • Youth-focused job-driven initiatives
  • Access to job training and career pathways
  • Labor market information
  • Collaborative business engagement

Dorothy Young, Director of Mississippi VR Services for the Blind and Jonathan Richmond, Employment Consultant from Connecticut Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind

Dorothy Young, Director of Mississippi VR for the Blind and Jonathan Richmond, Employment Consultant from Connecticut Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind at the forum.

Forum Materials and Resources:

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Reports
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Job-Driven VRTAC