- the process for creating their Business Engagement structure;
- steps they took to prepare the field to engage business; and
- unique barriers they encountered when integrating the Business Engagement Unit into the field.
With the support of the JD-VRTAC technical assistance grant, Nebraska VR has initiated staff training on customized employment with a focus on business networking, job analysis, development and negotiation. During this webinar, Paige Rose and Lindy Foley of Nebraska VR will highlight lessons learned from the grant and efforts to align this work with other state and federal initiatives.
This ExploreVR job-driven webinar will focus on Illinois Department of Rehabilitation's (DRS) journey through their JD-VRTAC project to develop a cohesive, strategic business relations structure. On this webinar, presenter John Marchioro will discuss Illinois DRS's rationale for the job-driven project as well as the project overview, communication, training components, how DRS incorporated internal and external resources, evaluation, and factors for sustainability. Illinois’ approach to business services utilizes existing staff in regional Business Engagement and Services Teams, unleashing the talent and dedication of counselors and Workforce partners.
Presentation Date: 8/2/2017
The Job-Driven Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center (JD-VRTAC) and the Vocational Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Demand-Side Strategies (Demand-Side RRTC) hosted a national conference on August 2 - August 3, 2017 in Bethesda, MD.
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The Langston University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Research and Capacity Building for Minority Entities (Langston RRTC) and the Job-Driven Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center (JD-VRTAC) are presenting a webinar on how vocational rehabilitation (VR) programs serve people with disabilities through the use of Customized Training (CT) models. The presentation will focus on the challenges faced and benefits gained by people with disabilities from racial, ethnic, and other minority backgrounds participating in CT employment training programs.
The objectives for this webinar are to:
- Identify and explore employment barriers that people with disabilities from racial and ethnic minorities and other diverse populations experience.
- Present CT practices and programs that demonstrate the benefits of CT for employment success.
- Identify outreach efforts that support the development of CT programs and inclusion of a diverse range of people with disabilities in CT.
Download the Powerpoint presentation: Customized Training: An Inclusive Employment Training Option in Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Practice Powerpoint (PDF)
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On February 8-9, the Job-Driven Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center (JD-VRTAC) hosted its third Learning Collaborative meeting for state VR agencies receiving intensive technical assistance (TA).
Eight VR agencies that are in the first year of receiving TA shared updates from their job-driven projects about integrating labor market information into agency practice, working with Community Rehabilitation Providers (CRPs) to engage business, and establishing and developing business relations practices at their agencies.
On December 6th – 7th, representatives from over 20 state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies and their community partners attended a targeted technical assistance forum on “VR-CRP Partnerships in Business Engagement and WIOA” in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
By: Russell Thelin
This presentation explains 25 ways to make a business more accessible and disability-friendly.