Job-Driven VRTAC

Moving Forward: Building and Leading a Business Relations Unit

Presenters: 
Amy Rader and Ryan Jolley
Date/Time [EST]: 
09/27/2018 - 1:00am
Description 

The Tennessee Division of Vocational Rehabilitation will share successes and lessons learned in the process of building their Business Relations Unit.  The presenters will provide and overview of how their Business Employment Consultants worked prior to receiving JDVRTAC intensive technical assistance and how they plan to move forward with their Business Relations Unit under new leadership. Tennessee will share the story of how they successfully created a business engagement leadership position and onboarded their new Assistant Director of Business Services. 

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Project 
Job-Driven VRTAC

Change Leads to Success: Sector-Driven Customized Training Solutions

Date/Time [EST]: 
08/30/2018 - 1:00pm
Description 

South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation will discuss how their job-driven project strengthened their alignment with workforce partners and led to sector strategies approaches.  The integration of these new workforce development strategies led to a customized training initiative that resulted in successful employment for VR consumers.

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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

Project 
Job-Driven VRTAC

Improving Business Engagement and Consumer Outcomes through Redesign of Maine’s Community Rehabilitation Provider (CRP) System

Presenters: 
Libby Stone-Sterling and Christine Robinson
Date/Time [EST]: 
09/18/2018 - 1:00pm
Description 

Maine VR has tried different approaches to strengthening the capacity of its Community Rehabilitation Provider (CRP) system with the primary goal of providing consistent statewide access to quality employment services for VR clients. When outcomes fell short of expectations, Maine worked with the JD-VRTAC to analyze its data and explore options that other states have tried with CRPs. In this webinar, Christine Robinson and Libby Stone-Sterling will discuss Maine’s efforts and lessons learned from their JD-VRTAC project.

This webinar is free and worth 1 CRC Credit. It will be live captioned and hosted on the Zoom webinar platform. To access the captions during this event, please follow this streamtext link. The powerpoint presentation will be posted here before the webinar, and the caption transcript will be posted after the webinar is over. To request additional accessibility requests, please contact explorevr@umb.edu

 

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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

Project 
Job-Driven VRTAC

A Dual-Customer Approach: Increasing business services partnerships and systematically using LMI for high quality employment outcomes

Presenters: 
Jennifer Scilacci
Date/Time [EST]: 
09/05/2018 - 2:00pm
Description 

Colorado Department of Vocational Rehabilitation is aligning and enhancing collaborations with our core WIOA partners, including our Workforce Center business services teams and sector initiatives, to leverage opportunities with businesses and create better opportunities for our clients.  Along with this initiative, we are systematically and sustainably training all staff in the use of labor market information and the Career Index Plus. This will allow our agency to tie IPE goals more directly to LMI, to help clients and counselors understand current employment opportunities and future business needs. VR clients represent a talent pipeline for business, and our goal is to bring business and clients closer together. 

This webinar is free and worth 1 CRC Credit. It will be live captioned and hosted on the Zoom webinar platform. To access the captions during this event, please follow this streamtext link. The powerpoint presentation will be posted here before the webinar, and the caption transcript will be posted after the webinar is over. To request additional accessibility requests, please contact explorevr@umb.edu

 

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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

Project 
Job-Driven VRTAC

Building Business Engagement Efforts: Oregon Commission for the Blind’s Journey to Increasing Partnerships between Agency Staff, CRPs and Employers

Presenters: 
Morgan Rincon
Date/Time [EST]: 
07/25/2018 - 1:00pm
Description 

With the implementation of the Progressive Employment model in 2015, Oregon Commission for the Blind (OCB) has increased its engagement and visibility with businesses on multiple levels. OCB has accomplished this through work assessments, job shadows, informational interviews, work experiences, and job placements. Since increasing business engagement activities, OCB has “all hands on deck” to support the job seekers, businesses, and assistive technology at the worksite. 

With technical assistance from the JD-VRTAC, OCB developed a plan to support business engagement efforts, expand capacity, and enhance communication and marketing across the state.

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This webinar is free and worth 1 CRC Credit. It will be live captioned and hosted on the Zoom webinar platform. To access the captions during this event, please follow this streamtext link. The powerpoint presentation will be posted here before the webinar, and the caption transcript will be posted after the webinar is over. To request additional accessibility requests, please contact Katie Allen at katie.allen@umb.edu

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.

Project 
Job-Driven VRTAC

Business Engagement: Collaboration + Creativity = Cohesion

Presenters: 
Rodney Chandler, Ashley Cross, & Yvonne Rowland, Arkansas Rehabilitation Services
Date/Time [EST]: 
07/24/2018 - 2:00pm
Description 

 The Equation for Success!

“A vision without a plan is just a wish.” This ExploreVR job-driven webinar will focus on Arkansas Rehabilitation Service's journey of taking challenges and creating opportunities by fostering collaboration across multiple levels of the agency to improve business engagement. 

On this webinar, you will hear how the Arkansas Rehabilitation Services project team and JD-VRTAC identified a recipe for success that included both collaboration and creativity. These factors together resulted in cohesion among all stakeholders and sustainable strategies that have led to improved outcomes. 

Watch the video featured in Arkansas Rehabilitation Services webinar here: Employing Possibilities at TJ Maxx

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This webinar is free and worth 1 CRC Credit. It will be live captioned and hosted on the Zoom webinar platform. To access the captions during this event, please follow this streamtext link. The powerpoint presentation will be posted here before the webinar, and the caption transcript will be posted after the webinar is over. To request additional accessibility requests, please contact Katie Allen at katie.allen@umb.edu

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

Project 
Job-Driven VRTAC

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

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

 

Building Blocks of Registered Apprenticeships (RA): Targeted Education, Partnerships, and Time

Targeted Education

Education in RA should always be targeted to the profession that it is preparing students for. The educational targets are determined by multiple stakeholders in an RA program.

Guiding questions for planning:

What skills with the RA teach?

What the expected outcomes?

How will it be taught?